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INEC to pivot Anambra Election with Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS)

In the effort to curb the possibilities of voter impersonation during elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Monday 6th September introduced the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) during its commission third quarter meeting with political parties & CSOs in Abuja.  It is expected that the BVAS will perform the function of both …

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Implementing the Disability Act will create Jobs… Garba Abari (Director General, N.O.A)

This was made known by the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA) Garba Abari during an inclusion and diversity meeting by the Accountability Lab Nigeria and Inclusive Friends Association on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the NOA DG’s conference hall. The meeting was organized to grease the agency’s strategies in popularizing the Discrimination Against Persons with …

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Pathways to Accessible Continuous Voter Registration

The Inclusive Friends Association (I.F.A.) and its partners Network for the Advancement of Persons with Visible Disabilities (NAPVID) and Voice Nigeria, through her Data for Inclusion project had on Tuesday August 26 2021 held a public presentation of the research on the participation of persons with disabilities in the continuous voter registration in Abuja . …

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Access Nigeria Stakeholders Roundtable: INEC reassures PWDs provisions for priority voting

The Inclusive Friends Association in her Access Nigeria campaign had on Thursday 26 August 2021 held a Stakeholders Roundtable on Inclusive Elections in Nigeria. The meeting which was held in Abuja was attended by representatives from various organizations, media, and agencies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs), …

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INEC CVR exercise begins at Ward levels in Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today 27 August 2021 announced the devolution of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration exercise to level wards in Anambra State. The devolution will commence on Monday, August 30, 2021, and end Sunday, September 5, 2021. Ahead of the November 6, 2021, gubernatorial election, the commission plans to suspend the …

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Text Speech by Grace Jerry (Executive Director I.F.A) during the public presentation of “Closing the Gap” a research on the participation of persons with disabilities in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

This welcome remark was read by I.F.A’s Executive Director Grace Jerry at the public presentation of the “Closing the Gap’ research on the participation of persons with disabilities in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) Held at Chelsea Hotel, Central Business District Abuja on August 24, 2021.   “Protocol On behave of the Data for inclusion …

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IFA Trained 30 Persons with Disabilities and 7 media persons on Civic and Political Engagements Ahead of November 6, 2021, Governorship Elections in Anambra State

“The time issues of PWDs were swept under the carpet are over, our case has moved from charity to rights as occasioned by the signing of the Disability Act by both the federal and state levels”. The above statement was echoed by the Anambra State Chairman Joint Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) Mr. Ugochukwu …

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Inclusive Friends Association’s Access Nigeria Campaign First Observation Statement on the Accessibility of the Anambra CVR Process for PWDs

On August 11, 2021, the Access Nigeria Campaign commenced observing the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise in Anambra State. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the CVR exercise on June 28. This is to allow eligible voters who had just turned 18 or those who were previously unable to register as voters to do …

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Speech Transcript by Grace Jerry (Executive Director) Inclusive Friends Association at the Persons with Disabilities Civic and Political Organizing Lab in Anambra State.

“On behalf of the Participate Today project I would love to recognize and welcome: Norbert Obi Chairman, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Anambra State represented by Pst. Emma Adibe Comrade Patrick Obianyo State Chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Anambra represented by Chukwuma Agufugo (State Secretary) Chief Basil Ejidike Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Anambra State …

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INEC CVR Exercise: Over 200 PWDs recruited and deplored to observe the Continuous Voter Registration

The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) was initiated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register citizens who have attained the eligible age benchmark to participate in the electoral process in Nigeria. The process also offers the opportunity for eligible voters who wish to make corrections, change voting locations, lost their permanent voters card, update …

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