Persons With Disability Pray For Violence Free Election In Kaduna

Voters on queue waiting for their turn to Vote at Maigana Ward in Soba Local Govt area of Kaduna State. Photo: SANI ALIYU

By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna

The Association of Persons with Disability in Kaduna State has organized a one-day prayer for a violence free gubernatorial and House of Assembly election in the state.

Malam Abdullahi Samaila, the organizer of the prayer which took place in Kaduna, said the essence of the prayer  for the state was for the Almighty God to save the state against all forms of election violence that could hinder any development or may lead to lost of lives of persons.

He said, they were not happy with the kind of campaign by religious leaders and politicians through the media and the social network including using places of worship in the state.

He expressed regrets that politicians nowadays  use hate speech and religious leaders have been involved using words that could lead to crisis, adding that such forms of campaign was not good for any good democratic government.

“We must remember that Nigeria is our home, we must join hands and pray hard for God to keep this country united,” he suggested.

While congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election, the association also called on him to remember them in all activities that deal with human development and empowerment, stressing that they participated fully in the presidential election.

He called on government to  set up a ministry that would look at issues related to persons with disability  in the country  to reduce the number of graduates that are disabled busy moving from one street to another in search of  jobs despite their high  level of education.

The association expressed satisfaction over the commitment by Nigerian journalists toward the conduct of 2019 general elections, saying that the media has really educated, enlightened, informed and sensitized the public ahead of the elections.

In another development, the founder of an NGO, Foundation for the protection of women and children’s in Nigeria, Comrade Ramatu Tijjani has called on wealthy individuals, corporate organizations and Non Governmental and children protecting  organizations in Northern Nigeria  to open a special foundation which would help the victims of Kajuru crisis that are now residing in some camps in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas.

Speaking with newsman in Kaduna, she said that the victims affected during the  crisis need moral, economic and financial support  from wealthy individuals and corporate organizations in the state.

She added, “They need clothes, food, mosquito nets and other humanitarian assistance that could help the little children.

She appealed to all citizens to support the less-privileged ,children at orphanage homes and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at various camps in the country.


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