A person with physical disability has emerged guber-candidate at the primaries of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State.
This was disclosed in a letter addressed to the PDP, National Chairman, Prof. Iyocha Ayu, and made available to Inclusive News Network by President, National Association of Persons with Physical Disability (NAPWPD), Mr. Rilwan Mohammed Abdullahi.
Abdullahi lauds PDP for giving a person with physical disability the chance to emerge as gubernatorial candidate in the primary election.
He said: “We are using this medium to extol and commend the PDP for giving Persons with Physical Disabilities a chance to be part of the Nigerian political context and contribute their quotas in nation building.
“Hon. Isah Liman Kantigi, the victorious candidate, not only participated in the primary election, but came out triumphant. This is both overwhelming and eventful – and being a Person with Physical Disability makes it even more awesome.
The chairman equally implored the party to include Persons with Physical Disabilities in their National Working Committee (NEC) under a legal and constitutional framework.
According to him, “section 30 of the discrimination against Persons with Disabilities Act, 2018 stated that Government shall actively promote an environment in which Persons with Disabilities can effectively and fully participate in activities and administration of political parties.
“We are indeed grateful and appreciative of this gesture demonstrated by PDP and call on other political parties to emulate it by giving room for Person with Disabilities (PWD) to actively participate in politics in order to represent their people.” He said.