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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Blind, Deaf And Dumb Persons Protest In Anambra State Over Voting Rights

Persons with disabilities have staged a protest in Awka, the Anambra State capital, over their voting rights. The group said its members were being marginalised in election issues.




It demanded equal voting access in the November 18, 2017 poll in the state and in other elections.

The Executive Director of Centre for Citizen with Disabilities, Mr. David Anyaele, led the protest. Anyaele said persons with disabilities were more than 600,000 in Anambra State and over 25 million in Nigeria.


The group threatened to take its protest to the National and State Houses of Assembly if they were not properly accommodated in the electoral processes of the country, starting with the Anambra poll.


Edited From Punch

6 comments:

Isolde Fontaine said...

They should be allowed to vote... they are humans too and Nigerians

Kamikaze said...

2017 and the disabled cannot vote,cannot access even public buildings and are totally marginalized.
It would take a miracle....
Happy though that they are speaking out.If only social media 'drama actors' with their lame controversies will see this and pick up the very worthy cause.
It is well.....


(....all the puns are killing me)

Nemerem said...

Once you have any form of disability in this our country, hmmm! Na God hand you dey.
Not just the voting thing, all round marginalization. They're not even in the scheme of things (like when building roads, public buildings, jobs e.t.c), no considerations, nothing.

We all need to do something to help.
Kamikaze you're right, it is a worthy cause which everyone need to fight for.

Anonymous said...

Just to show you how marginalized the disabled are, barely anyone commented on the post. That alone tells you they are not considered even worthy of most BV's thoughts or consideration.

Anonymous said...

Blind and ear impaired people or just "disable"
Enough of the deaf and dumb(it's insult and derogatory)

The Psycho Guy!! said...

We should try and pun the replay soon.

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