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Anambra 2021

Anambra makes history, beats other states to pass N141.9bn budget
Anambra 2021

Anambra makes history, beats other states to pass N141.9bn budget

By: Awesome Ekene The Anambra State House of Assembly on Thursday, passed the state 2022 Appropriation Bill of N141.9 billion. The approval came more than 53 days after Gov. Willie Obiano presented the 2022 appropriation bill of N141.9 billion to the House for approval. The 2022 budget is N1.8 billion lesser than the N143.7 billion of 2021. The passage followed adoption of the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation during plenary, in Awka. Presenting the report, chairman of the committee, Mr Obinna Emeneka, said the budget was made up of N81.5 billion capital expenditure and N60.9billion recurrent expenditure, representing 57 per cent and 43 per cent respectively. He said, "After thorough scrutiny and review, we recommend that the budget size for the ...
Anambra Poll: Strike out my petition, I’m no longer interested – Dr Maduka tells tribunal
Anambra 2021

Anambra Poll: Strike out my petition, I’m no longer interested – Dr Maduka tells tribunal

By: Awesome Ekene The Anambra Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Awka on Thursday struck out the petition filed by the candidate of Accord Party, Dr. Godwin Maduka. The ruling followed a motion of notice by Maduka through his counsel, N.D. Agu to strike out his petition Maduka, citing loss of interest as reason. It, however, granted the application of All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate Senator Andy Uba and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate Professor Charles Soludo’s prayers to inspect the materials used for the conduct of the November 6 and 9th governorship election. At the brief sitting of the tribunal on Thursday, Maduka through his counsel, N.D. Agu applied to withdraw the petition. He also said that he has not served any of the respo...
Anambra monarch advises Soludo to run a lean government
Anambra 2021

Anambra monarch advises Soludo to run a lean government

By: Awesome Ekene Traditional ruler of Omor Kingdom in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Oranu Chidume has advised the governor-elect, Prof. Charles Soludo to run a lean government. He also urged him to work with professionals desirous to hit the ground running with policies capable of transforming the economic viability of state to abundance of wealth. Addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Ayamelum, the monarch further praised Governor Willie Obiano over the cargo and passenger airport that commenced flight operations on Tuesday. He said the airport would impact positively on the economic development of the state and the South East region as a whole. Describing Obiano as a serial achiever for the notable landmark projects he carried out in the state, Chidume...
Anambra poll: Discipline repentant defectors before readmission – Group tells PDP
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: Discipline repentant defectors before readmission – Group tells PDP

By: Awesome Ekene A group, Independent Leaders Forum (ILF) has advised the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state to discipline members that dumped the party before the November 6 governorship election before readmitting them into the party. The group also rejected attempt by some individuals in the party to form a Caretaker Committee to manage the affairs of the party in the state. In a statement on Sunday signed by the President of the group, Obinna Okafor and made available to newsmen, the group said the resolutions were fall out of its zoom meeting held November 28, 2021. The group further condemned plans by some party stakeholders to conduct Ward, LGA and State congress this month, describing the move as unreasonable and insensitive in view of the negative outco...
Tension as Anambra APC suspends Chairman
Anambra 2021

Tension as Anambra APC suspends Chairman

By: Awesome Ekene Anambra state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday announced the suspension of its state chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike. The party cited insubordination and disrespect to the office of President Muhammadu Buhari as reasons for the suspension. Spokesperson of the committee, Bar. Okonkwo Okom told reporters in Awka that the decision was part of the resolution of state congress of all leaders and stakeholders to reposition our party. He said details of the reasons for their actions were contained in a concise petition submitted to the party's national leadership for justice to be done. Reading out the resolution titled, "Vote of No Confidence/Suspension from Office of Mr. Basil Ejidike, the Caretaker Chairman of All Progressives Congress,...
Crown, Udoma, Chioma Jesus, others storm Onitsha as Ozigbo hosts Africa’s largest gospel show
Anambra 2021

Crown, Udoma, Chioma Jesus, others storm Onitsha as Ozigbo hosts Africa’s largest gospel show

By: Awesome Ekene Steve Crown, Chinyere Udoma, Osinachi Nwachukwu, Chioma Jesus, Prince Gozie Okeke, BJ Sax, Joe Praise, Avoma Kids, Nkiru Emmanuel, Jude Nnam, and other top Nigerian gospel artistes will on Friday storm Onitsha, Anambra State for 2021 edition of Africa's largest Catholic gospel event. The event, tagged "Unusual Praise" is being co-sponsored by Valentine Chineto Ozigbo (VCO) Foundation, one of Nigeria's leading non-profit organisations, In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Founder of the VCO Foundation, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, a respected business mogul, expressed joy and humility at "the opportunity of contributing to the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ on the continent of Africa". According to the statement, Unusual Praise is an annual showpiece t...
Perish plans of dragging Soludo to election tribunal – Kinsmen warn guber losers
Anambra 2021

Perish plans of dragging Soludo to election tribunal – Kinsmen warn guber losers

By: Awesome Ekene People of Aguata in Anambra State have warned governorship candidates from Anambra South zone in the just concluded November 6 poll threatening to head to the Election Petition Tribunal against the victory of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as Governor-elect to perish the idea or face the wrath of the people of the zone. The indigenes, under the aegies of Nzukora, Old Aguata Union (OAU) Anambra State traders stressed that Soludo should not be distracted by his own kinsmen. The Coordinator General, Comrade Peter Okala, in an open letter to the chairman of OAU worldwide, Igwe Promise Eze of Umunze, made available to newsmen on Sunday, urged the guber losers to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship in the interest of peace and tranquility. He said, "After a wide consultatio...
Anambra election: Andy Uba vows to challenge INEC declaration at tribunal
Anambra 2021

Anambra election: Andy Uba vows to challenge INEC declaration at tribunal

By: Chuks Collins, Awka Senator Andy Uba has reiterated his conviction to challenge thee outcome of the recently concluded Anambra State Governorship election held on November 6,2021 at the tribunal. Uba who ran as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the election, said that preliminary checks by his camp showed that he has grounds to challenge the declaration of Prof Charles Soludo as winner, at the elections tribunal in line with the electoral process. While appealing to his supporters and party members to eschew any form of blame-game or finger-pointing, but rather to remain focussed, noting that oftentimes “at times like this, there is always the tendency to resort to finger-pointing and self-blame regarding who did what or who did not do to ensure a successful ou...
Anambra poll: PDP lawmaker blames failure on defected member as decampee rejoins party
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: PDP lawmaker blames failure on defected member as decampee rejoins party

By: Awesome Ekene A lawmaker in the Anambra House of Assembly, Mr Onyebuchi Offor has defected back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after dumping the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) on October 6. Offor, representing Ekwusigo Constituency, and Minority Leader, who announced his defection at plenary in Awka, on Thursday said he consulted widely before his decision to move back to PDP. He said, "Two months ago, I announced my defection from PDP to APC on the floor of this House. I have tested the waters and realised that my former party PDP is better. “So, I want to humbly inform this House that I’m going back to my party PDP." Reacting, member, representing Ogbaru, Mr Noble Igwe regretted that PDP would have won the just concluded governorship election in ...
Andy Uba will not achieve anything by going to Court, will end in shame — Chief Okoli
Anambra 2021

Andy Uba will not achieve anything by going to Court, will end in shame — Chief Okoli

By: Isaac Ojo, Nnewi A frontline governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Rommy Okoli, Akajiugo Ukpor and Ozioma Nnewi on Tuesday said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the just concluded Anambra State guber polls, Sen. Andy Uba will not achieve anything by embarking on litigations against the winner, Prof Charles Soludo. Chief Okoli who endorsed the PDP candidate in the election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo said that the APC flag bearer's plan to appeal the election result in court will only end in shame for him. The former APGA governorship aspirant made this observation in a congratulatary message he sent the winner of the guber polls, Prof Charles Soludo. Chief Okoli said as a matter of fact that Andy Uba will...
Anambra APC sacks spokesman for congratulating Soludo
Anambra 2021

Anambra APC sacks spokesman for congratulating Soludo

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC in Anambra State, Okelo Madukaife has been sacked by the party.  Announcing his sack at a press conference in Awka on Sunday, the state chairman of the party, Basil Ejidike, said Madukaife who was suspended in June 2021 had continued to parade himself as the publicity secretary of the party to the extent that he appeared on national television recently to congratulate the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo. According to Ejidike, “Okelo was suspended in June this year. We were surprised that he has continued to parade himself as the publicity secretary of the party. That ought not to be. “On behalf of APC Anambra State, we wish to clearly state that Okelo Madukaife is no longer...
Anambra poll: Andy Uba’s kinsmen threaten frustration of suit against Soludo
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: Andy Uba’s kinsmen threaten frustration of suit against Soludo

The 45 communities that make up Old Aguata Union, OAU, under the aegies of OAU traders in Anambra state on Sunday vowed to frustrate Sen. Andy Uba's suit at the Election Petition Tribunal against Prof. Chukwuma Soludo that emerged winner in the just concluded Governorship election. Controller General of the union, comrade Peter Okala disclosed this at a summit in Nkpor, Idemili North local Government Area of the State. He said Nkpor summit was designed by the union cacaus and kindreds of Senator Andy Uba, to take stock of the election that saw the emergence of their own son and brother. He said, "We thank Nigerians, INEC, security operatives and IPOB who on ensuring that a man of the people emerged, suspended its sit-at-home order it earlier made adding that, "it gave room for th...
Your victory a righteous expression – Moghalu tells Soludo
Anambra 2021

Your victory a righteous expression – Moghalu tells Soludo

Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Dr. George Moghalu has congratulated former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, on his emergence as the Governor-elect of Anambra State in the just concluded governorship election in the state. In a congratulatory letter, he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Lokoja, Moghalu also congratulated the people of Anambra State on the successful conduct of the election. The letter further stated that, with Soludo’s antecedents as an accomplished professional, he believed the Anambra governor-elect would bring his experience and expertise to bear. The letter reads, "On behalf of my family and the Moghalu Campaign Organisation and Support Group, I write to congratulate y...
Your sacrifice in voting for me won’t be in vain – Soludo
Anambra 2021

Your sacrifice in voting for me won’t be in vain – Soludo

Anambra Governor-Elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on Friday promised not to disappoint the people of the state who gave him the support and mandate in the Nov. 6 governorship election. He said the efforts and sacrifice of the people of Anambra would not be in vain, as he will justify the confidence reposed in him by the people of the state. The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) stated this while receiving his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Awka. The certificate was presented to Soludo and his Deputy Governor-Elect, Dr Onyeka Ibezim by the INEC National Commissioner Supervising Anambra, Mr Festus Okoye. Soludo said, "Initially, there were tensed moments but this election happened in a unique way and we dedicate this victory to...
Andy Uba denies rejecting Anambra poll results
Anambra 2021

Andy Uba denies rejecting Anambra poll results

Candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC, Senator Andy Uba has denied rejection of results of the just concluded governorship election in Anambra State. He said the news of rejecting the election results was false, adding that he would make an official statement after meeting with his Campaign team and party this weekend. In the press release signed by the Deputy Director, Media and Publicity of the Campaign, Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia, SAUGCO, Uba maintained that he did not reject the election result as reported in some sections of the media. He appreciated those that supported his aspiration, particularly Mrs Nweke, an aged woman who approached him at Ebenebe during his campaign and pleased he should construct Ebenebe to Oba Ofemili road if he won. The statement reads, "Let me ...
INEC presents Certificate of Return to Soludo
Anambra 2021

INEC presents Certificate of Return to Soludo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed today(Friday, Nov 12,2021) for the presentation of the formal Certificate of Return to Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the eventual winner of the 2021 Anambra State Governorship election held at the weekend. Prof Soludo, a former governor of the nation’s Central Bank(CBN) won the keenly contested poll with a very wide margin to beat his closest rival, Chief Valentine Ozigbo of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)with 112, 229 votes to 53, 807 votes. Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came third with 43, 285 votes. The victorious Soludo contested on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), which was the same as the outgoing incumbent, Gov Willie Obiano. Information from the public r...
Ex Assembly candidate ‘Obagoo’ Congratulates Prof Soludo
Anambra 2021

Ex Assembly candidate ‘Obagoo’ Congratulates Prof Soludo

Former House of Assembly candidate for Idemili North constituency, Hon Chinedu Nwoye popularly called 'Obagoo' has congratulated the winner of the Anambra State governorship election, Prof Charles Soludo. Obagoo, a PDP stalwart while addressing journalists in Awka said that the victory of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the guber polls is well deserved one. The former House of Assembly hopeful noted that Prof Soludo's victory would usher into Anambra State a new dawn. "Prof Soludo is the only governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who has also been elected a state governor, this record is a demonstration of his unusual capacity, brilliance and intelligence. "A new dawn has broken for our dear state, I very sure that the governor elect, a renowned egg...
Group wants Soludo to conduct LG election 6 months into his administration
Anambra 2021

Group wants Soludo to conduct LG election 6 months into his administration

Recover Nigeria Project (RNP) has given the governor elect, Prof Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) six months into his administration to conduct local government area election in Anambra State. The coordinator of RNP, Comrade Obi Ositadimma made this demand as part of his group charter of demands from the governor elect. Obi said that his group is satisfied with the election that produce the APGA candidate Prof Soludo who according to him is the best among all the candidates that took part in guber polls. He described the governor elect as one of Igbo first eleven noting that he saw his election victory coming as non of the other candidates can compare with him and that Prof Soludo is an all rounder. "I am not a psycophant but Soludo is the best. I h...
Anambra poll: Your victory not a surprise to us – NULGE tells Soludo
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: Your victory not a surprise to us – NULGE tells Soludo

Nigerian union of local Government Employees Anambra state (NULGE), Anambra state has congratulated Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo on his victory as the Governor-elect of the state in the just concluded governorship election. The State President, Comrade Chikwelu Adigwe, in a statement on Thursday said the victory did not come to the Union as a surprise, saying it was a demonstration of the love the people of the state had for him. He expressed confidence that Soludo's influence would encourage workers' productivity, adding that the Union was looking forward to a harmonious working relationship. He said, "On behalf of the Nigerian union of local Government Employees Anambra state (NULGE), We congratulate His Excellency Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo (Charlie Nwamgbafor), the Governo...
APGA claiming victory after loss of Deputy Gov, 80% stalwarts to APC ridiculous – Andy Uba
Anambra 2021

APGA claiming victory after loss of Deputy Gov, 80% stalwarts to APC ridiculous – Andy Uba

The Senator Andy Uba Campaign Organization has rejected the result of the just-concluded Anambra state governorship election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The campaign organisation described the outcome of the election as “a charade and did not reflect the wishes of the people of Anambra state.” In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja on behalf of the campaign organisation, Amb. Jerry Ugokwe, alleged that the candidate of the APC “Senator Andy Uba is a victim of widespread electoral fraud and manipulation by INEC in cohorts with the Willie Obiano regime and the security forces deployed to oversee the Anambra State Governorship Election. It said it was surprising that a party that lost almost 80% of its stalwarts through defection to the APC ...
DG, PDP Campaign Council congratulates Ndi-Anambra, Prof Soludo, 17 guber candidates
Anambra 2021

DG, PDP Campaign Council congratulates Ndi-Anambra, Prof Soludo, 17 guber candidates

The Dirctor General (DG) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2021 Campaign Council, Dr Alex Obiogbolu has congratulated Ndi-Anambra for a successful governorship election which held on November 6 in 20 Local Government Areas of the state and on November 9 at Ihiala LGA. Dr Obiogbolu's congratulatory message was contained in a press statement made available to journalists on Thursday. The DG, PDP Campaign Council, following on the heels of Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, the PDP candidate also congratulated the Governor-Elect of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo and the APGA Campaign Organisation for their victory noting that the victory is a case of “You win, I win” situation as this was a victory for Ndi Anambra, as those who wished the state doom were put to shame. Dr Obiogbolu p...
Deploy your experience to unlock Anambra – Chidoka tells Soludo
Anambra 2021

Deploy your experience to unlock Anambra – Chidoka tells Soludo

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has congratulated the winner of the Anambra State governorship election, Prof Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). He said the result of the November 6 governorship election represents the voice of the people of the state and a loud mandate to the winner. In a statement from his Special Assistant, Media, Ikechukwu Okafor, ex Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC extolled the leadership qualities of candidates of all the political parties, especially the PDP candidate Chief Valentine Ozigbo, whose exemplary campaign and decency would be long remembered. He urged Soludo to use his wealth of experience and knowledge to unlock Anambra State. Prof. Soludo should be humbled by this clear manda...
Anambra guber: I have no regret supporting Ozigbo – Ex APGA Chieftain
Anambra 2021

Anambra guber: I have no regret supporting Ozigbo – Ex APGA Chieftain

Former gubernatorial aspirant under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Rommy Okoli (Akajiugo Ukpor and Ozioma Nnewi) says he has no regret throwing his support behind Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded Anambra governorship election. Okoli who endorsed the PDP candidate just before the election said he was happy the election went without security hitches and that he had no personal issues with the winner Prof. Chukwuma Soludo who according to him is also eminently qualified for the job. He however expressed worry over the low turnout of voter during the guber election which voters participation rate he said was about 10 per cent of total registered voters in Anambra State. Okoli, a former chairman of Nnewi South Local Gove...
I’ll assist Soludo consolidate previous governors’ gains – Ngige
Anambra 2021

I’ll assist Soludo consolidate previous governors’ gains – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has congratulated winner of the November 6, 2021 Anambra State Governorship Election, Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Senator Ngige, in a goodwill message by his Media Office Wednesday, congratulated the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for a resounding victory in the poll, saying it is a victory well deserved. He pledged his willingness to assist him consolidate the gains made by the previous governors. I will make available to him, human and material resources, to make another successful Governor in our dear State. The statement reads, “Ndi-Anambra have spoken with this resounding victory. Having contested in 2010 with Soludo, who was then the PDP candidate and...
Anambra poll: Ozigbo concedes defeat, congratulates Soludo
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: Ozigbo concedes defeat, congratulates Soludo

Candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded governorship election in Anambra state, Valentine Ozigbo has congratulated candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo for emerging victorious in the poll. He also congratulated his co-contenstants, saying they have demonstrated determination to ensure Anambra was better. In a statement signed by himself, Ozigbo pledged to hold the government in power accountable to ensure the welfare of the people was foremost in their actions at all times. The statement reads, "I have just called Professor Chukwuma Soludo and congratulated him on being declared the winner of the Anambra State governorship elections, 2021. I wished him well and prayed for his success. "Let me also use this...
Soludo declared winner of Anambra guber poll [See Full Results]
Anambra 2021

Soludo declared winner of Anambra guber poll [See Full Results]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Prof Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) winner of the Anambra state governorship election held Nov 6, 2021. According to the official election results declared by INEC early this morning(10 November 2021) at 01.41 AM, by the Returning Officer, Prof Florence Obih, declared that Prof Soludo of APGA scored 112, 229 valid votes to win the election. While Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 53, 807 votes; Senator Andy Uba of APC was third with 43, 285 votes, and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of Young Progressives Party(YPP) scored 21, 261 votes to take the fourth position. The official results as listed by the INEC for the 2021 Anambra g...
Ohanaeze hails Buhari, warns against Ihiala poll manipulation
Anambra 2021

Ohanaeze hails Buhari, warns against Ihiala poll manipulation

The Acting Youth Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones has praised what he described as apparent impartiality of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the Anambra governorship election. Onwuasoanya in a chat with journalists, said his organization was satisfied with the conduct of the election, but regretted the glitches experienced in deploying the BVAS which he noted might have significantly discouraged a number of citizens who turned out to cast their votes. He said, "Not very disappointing. I believe that the results announced so far represent to a large extent the wishes of the majority of voters. We were all afraid that the President, being a member of a political party might want to interfere...
Anambra guber: It’s not over yet, Ozigbo assures supporters
Anambra 2021

Anambra guber: It’s not over yet, Ozigbo assures supporters

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Anambra State governorship election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo Monday reassured his supporters and the people of the state that the race towards Awka seat of government is not over yet. He stated this in Awka during an interactive session with journalists. Ozigbo, flanked by the Director General (DG) of his Campaign Council, Dr Alex Obiogbolu and Director Media, Aziza said that all hope is not lost as the number of voters where election did not take place on Saturday are still enough to change the standing of candidates in the election. The PDP candidate stated that he is in the race because Anambra State in particular and Nigeria deserve a better deal in governance. This according to him was why he left his comfort zone in ...
APC scribe slams party chair over call for Anambra poll cancellation
Anambra 2021

APC scribe slams party chair over call for Anambra poll cancellation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Orumbra North Local Government Area of Anambra has flayed the state party chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike over his call for the cancellation of the yet-to-be-concluded governorship election. Secretary of the party in the Council Area, Mr Chukwuemeka Nnebe who stated this on Monday in a press briefing described the call as inconsequential, stressing that Ejidike had no right to challenge outcome of a peaceful and transparent poll. He stressed that the party's candidate, Sen. Andy Uba was not a valid candidate at the election following what he described as electoral fraud that produced him. He said, "Our attention has been drawn to the statement by the Anambra state Chairman of APC, Mr Basil Ejidike where he called for the cancellation of the No...
Anambra poll: Observer group accuses INEC of reneging on promises to PWDs
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: Observer group accuses INEC of reneging on promises to PWDs

An election observer group, The Access Nigeria: Disability Votes Matter Campaign has expressed dismay over inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide conducive environment for effective participation of Persons with Disabilities during last Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra state. Executive Director, Inclusive Friends Association and convener of the Access Nigeria Campaign, Grace Jerry, stated this while presenting a post-election press conference on polling unit accessibility audit on the election. The electoral umpire had assured Persons with Disabilities of adequate provision of basic requirements for active participation in the electoral process. Jerry decried that 54 percent of the routes leading to sampled polling units were inacc...