Persons with disabilities in Oyo State have vowed to support solely the political party and candidates that recognise them within the forthcoming basic elections in 2023.
They made this declaration throughout a rally to create consciousness amongst individuals with disabilities in direction of the preparation for the forthcoming basic elections.
DAILY POST studies that they made these declarations in the course of the rally tagged “Effective mobilisation strategies and participation of persons living with disabilities at the grassroot for the 2023 general elections” held in some components of Ibadan.
The rally was organised by the Coalition of like-minded folks with disabilities, Oyo State chapter.
President of the coalition, Mr. Chukwuma Ibeh, who spoke in the course of the rally, lamented that individuals with disabilities have been uncared for by political workplace holders through the years, regardless of the actual fact that about 2.5 million folks reside with disabilities within the State.
He, nevertheless, stated that solely politicians that recognised them would have their support in the course of the subsequent elections within the State.
Ibeh famous that politicians within the State had through the years deserted them.
He stated, “We organised this rally to let members of the general public, particularly folks in Oyo State know the existence of individuals with disabilities. They take a look at the inhabitants of individuals with disabilities with a minor determine.
“But, we wish the politicians to know that we’re many. We have the ability to vote in and vote out somebody. We have numerous roles to play within the 2023 elections. We have gone to acquire our PVCs.
“So, any political party or candidate that recognises individuals with disabilities will be voted for in 2023.
“When we have a population of 2.5 million people, it is not a small population. We are ready to support a political party or candidate that recognises us in 2023.”
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Author: Musliudeen Adebayo