Signing the Nigeria Electoral Bill: A Victory for Inclusion

The Executive Director of the Center for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD); Mr. David Anyaele, has termed the signing of the electoral bill into law by President Buhari on Friday 25th February 2022 as a victory for inclusion towards the promotion of political participation for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria.

It could be recalled that the previous electoral provision and bill of 2010, directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that they “Shall” make provisions for PWDs during elections in Nigeria, but now the new bill which is now a law, makes it a Must!

The signing of this bill was not as smooth and easy, it required CCD, as an inclusive organization, to partner and strive for the struggle not just only for the survival of our democracy, but for the incorporation of PWDs in the promotion of the democracy of Nigeria.

The Center congratulated Nigeria on this feat and insists that it will continue to fight for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in Nigeria.

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