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The chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has promised that the commission will provide a braille ballot paper for the visually impaired persons within voting age so they can cast their vote unaided.

The INEC chairman, while speaking during a campus outreach program on the Continuous Voter Registration at the University of Abuja on Thursday, said this development will help Keep the vote blink people anonymous.

He said: “For the visually-impaired, we can provide ballot papers printed in Braille; for the albinos, we have started the use of magnifying glasses in Anambra, and for the other physically-challenged people, we will be deploying wheelchairs.”

Visually impaired Nigerians who have had to vote had to rely on other to assist them in voting their choice candidate.

Mr. Yakubu said the commission in moving towards inclusion, ensuring all physically challenged are not disenfranchised.

He noted that during the Anambra governorship election, the Commission had provided magnifying glasses for Albinos, while promising that wheelchairs would also be provided for crippled persons.

Damilola Banjo
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