Voting is a political right for you to elect leaders who will hold office on your behalf, it is a chance for you to have a say in choosing men, women, youths, and persons with disabilities of integrity.

As a person with a disability, you have the following political rights and responsibilities;

  1. Registering as a voter and verifying your registration details
  2. Vying for elective positions through a political party or independent candidate
  3. Scrutiny and vetting candidates to ensure they elect leaders of integrity
  4. Vote by secret ballot on any election or referendum
  5. Participating in peaceful political activities
  6. Paying taxes o the government
  7. Petitioning and holding leaders and government to account

With 6 days to the general election, have you decided on who to vote for?do they have the right qualities? if not then the following, according to chapter 6 of the constitution, leadership and integrity Act 2016, should guide you as you make your final decision:

A good leader should respect the people, the constitution, and national values.

Patriotism promotes democracy, national unity, and participation of people in governance, so pick a patriotic leader.

Your leader should be objective and impartial in decision making and his/her decisions should not be influenced by nepotism or favoritism.

Choose disciplined, honest, and committed leaders who will be at your service.

Leaders who demonstrate respect for human dignity, equity, and inclusiveness, and protect the vulnerable are the leaders we need for our society.

As you prepare to head to the ballot, be vigilant in the defense of your democratic rights. Vote consciously to secure the future of our country, opinion polls should not be taken as conclusive indicators of the election results. It is only your vote that counts. Vote!


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