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Civil Society Statement on the Senate and House Vote on Clause 84 on Nomination of Candidates in the Electoral Bill 2021

19th January 2022 Civil Society reject Senate’s introduction of consensus as a mode for the nomination of candidates in the Electoral Bill 2021 The undersigned Civil Society groups commend the swift action taken by the National Assembly upon its resumption to review its position on direct primaries as the sole mode of nomination of candidates …

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Electoral Amendment: House of Reps Accommodates Indirect Primaries

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, members of the Federal House of Assembly resume plenary after Christmas and New year break. Upon resumption, the Electoral Amendment Bill took the front burner to the floor of the house. To recall, the proposed Electoral Amendment Bill 2021 passed by the National House of Assembly was withheld assent by …

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Disability Law: IFA reviews level of Implementation by government agencies

On Tuesday 16th November 2021, IFA held an Implementation review meeting of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018 in Abuja. The meeting stem to review the implementation level of the disability law assented by President Mohammadu Buhari in 2019. The meeting gathered stakeholders, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Organizations of Persons with Disabilities …

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IFA’s Post-Election Press Conference on Polling Unit Accessibility Audit on the Anambra Governorship election

November 7, 2021                         Persons with Disabilities Measure Accessibility of 2021 Anambra Governorship Election for Voters with Disabilities Despite Security Concerns Awka, Anambra State – The Access Nigeria: Disability Votes Matter Campaign is a disability rights movement led by Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) for Nigeria’s 30 million Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The goal of the Campaign …

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IFA implore Persons With Disabilities for more participation as INEC Extends Anambra State election till Sunday.

Following the extension of the State election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) till Sunday, We wish to seize this opportunity to implore and encourage Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Anambra State, who are yet to cast their votes at polling units where elections could not hold, due to the experienced failure of Biomodal …

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IFA’s Pre-Election Press Conference on Polling Unit Accessibility Audit on the Anambra Governorship election

The Access Nigeria: Disability Votes Matter Campaign is a disability rights movement led by the Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) for Nigeria’s 30 million persons with disabilities (PWDs). The goal of the Campaign is to increase the participation of PWDs in Nigeria’s political and electoral processes by reducing the physical, attitudinal and institutional barriers that make …

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Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigerian Political Parties Face Structural Exclusion as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Releases its full National Working Committee Offices.

Press Statement For immediate release 3rd November 2021 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigerian Political Parties Face Structural Exclusion as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Releases its full National Working Committee Offices.   The inclusion of PWDs in the political parties in Nigeria remains inadequate, as a gap exists in respect to the civil and …

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IFA Secures securities commitments to Anambra Elections

“During the 2016 Edo election, some of our observers were attacked in course of carrying out their mandates, the reason we’re stationing them in their various wards and LGAs”. This and many other issues were raised by the IFA Executive Director, Grace Jerry during an advocacy meeting to the State Commandant, NSCDC, Everestus Obiyo at …

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The Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) trained 50 blind voters on the use of a braille ballot guide

The Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) on Friday 29th October 2021 trained 50 blind voters on the use of a braille ballot guide in Anambra State. IFA through its advocacies to INEC after the Polling Unit Accessibility Audit in Edo and Ondo governorship elections identified several barriers in the electoral process. Amongst these barriers was the …

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Anambra Decides: INEC to deploy braille ballots to aid blind voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, October 24, 2021, announced to pilot the November 6 gubernatorial elections in Anambra State with the use of a braille ballot to aid the blind vote independently. This was made known by the INEC’s Anambra Residential Commissioner Dr. Nwachuku Orji through the state INEC’s Head of Voter …

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