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People with disability endorse Buhari for second term

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People Living With Disability said on Friday that they will be rewarding President Muhammadu Buhari with their votes in February 16 for showing them love and signing into law, the National Disability Act which was recently passed into law by the National Assembly after about 16 years of agitation.

The President had assured of prompt signing of the law when transmitted to him when he appeared on a television programme with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently.

Special Adviser to the President on Disability Matters, Dr. Samuel Ankeli said at a news conference that the signing of the bill into law has given the PWD community in Nigeria a sense of belonging, adding that they owe him a duty to reciprocate the gesture by giving him their votes.

He said: “God has used a father and a man of the people, President Muhammadu Buhari to do this thing for us. It is a worthy course and we are very proud of it. Three things are common in this.

“First, we now belong to the international community of persons with disability. Secondly, we now have access to governance. We can now occupy office even as high as that of the President. We can become chairmen of local government now without inhibition. Our rights are now protected for political participation and governance.

“We can now have access to Finance because the banks will now open their doors to us whether they like it or not. We now have access to schools and you cannot deny us admission and you must give us access to class rooms and lecture halls. It is now left for us to wake up and take advantage of this opportunity.

“Thirdly, the need has come for us to educate the public on the need for them to understand this law. We want the whole world to know that this Law is not meant to harass any individual, but to let them know that we are citizens of this country and have rights that need to be protected and if you violate the rights, the law will come down on you.

“We are no longer going to take charity, but deal with us as colleagues and as true Nigerians. We are calling on our colleagues who have not decided on where they stand to know that if you have a father that believe in you, you ought to believe in that father.

“He has proven that he is a father to us all and we need to give him a thank you package on the 16th of February. We should all come out with our PVC. All persons with disability in Nigeria should come out and show him that we are grateful for what he has done. The battle is over and we are victors together.

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“This bill will help us fight corruption against persons with disability. One good turn deserves another. Let us give to God Whois God’s and to Buhari, what belongs to him. Time has come for us to do the right thing.”

The APC National Disabled Leader, Misbau Lawal Didi said the President has demonstrated that he is a father to all including the disabled persons and called on members to vote for President Buhari.

He said: “On behalf of all the PWDs in Nigeria we thank the reliable Government of the APC lead by an honest and trustworthy man President Muhammadu Buhari who has given the PWDs freedom that other party rulers failed to do even by haven the opportunity to rule for 16 years.

“I am glad to remind you that under my Party the All Progressives Congress a lot have been achieved by the PWDs of our great Country Nigeria including the Inclusion of PWDs in the Party structure at all levels, appointment of SSA and SA on Disability matters by Mr. President, appointment of SSAs by Governors, appointment of SAs by LGAs Chairmen, establishment of Agencies by some APC State Governors e.g. Lagos and the Plateau, Nasarawa . On the 23rd of January, 2019, a Bill for the Discrimination against PWDs.

“Prohibition Act 2018, was signed into Law by a father, the elected leader by Nigerians and respected Politian Globally President Muhammadu Buhari. I therefore, believed that Nigerians with disability will massively vote for Mr. President Buhari and all the APC Candidates on the February 16, 2019 so that the act can be fully implemented as planned, I do hope you will agree with me a vote for APC Candidates is a vote of confidence for our party to continue it good work for the betterment of all Nigerians.”

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