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Brain Builders launches Wi-APP to enhance access to information by PWDs in electoral process

The Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative says it has devised an application – WI-APP to ease electoral processes, provide relevant information and assist Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) during the general elections.

The Global Director of the group, Mr Olasupo Abideen on Tuesday said that the application, on the platform of “Yvote Naija Project” is fully funded by Christian Aid, a relief and development agency.

According to him, the country, since return to democracy in 1999 has witnessed massive voter apathy because of electoral malpractices.

“To change the narrative, the group decided to channel its energy to the electoral process by ensuring that Nigerians use their decisive tool to change the story of the country.

“Our missions are to educate voters on the importance of election and the electoral cycle, facilitate the registration of voters and mobilise them to exercise their rights.

“During elections, we also employ technology to track the voting process and engage in fact-checks to debunk misleading information,” he said.

Abideen explained that through the App, Nigerians can locate their polling units without difficulty and also find relevant information before, during and after the elections.

The founder of WI-APP, Mr Obasanjo Fajemirokun noted that the App was out to reach out to two million users during the elections adding that more than 29 million of Nigeria’s national population live with a disability according to the World Health Organisation, 2018.



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