Disabled woman commends INEC for special treatment

A disabled woman, Jamila Dayyabu, on Saturday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the special treatment accorded people with disability, the aged and pregnant women in Kaduna State.

A poll worker checks the fingerprint of a voter with a disability

A poll worker checks the fingerprint of a voter with a disability

Dayyabu, a nursing mother and crippled told the newsmen that she voted at polling unit 016 Miyatti Allah, Rigasa, Kaduna.

“I am happy because l didn’t join any queue before voting, I was accredited and I cast my ballot immediately after arriving the polling unit,” she said.

She stated that she had shunned elections in the past due to the stress people with special needs faced but was encouraged to vote this time because of the provisions made for the disabled by INEC.

Dayyabu urged people with disability not to relent in discharging their civic responsibilities as they were also Nigerians.

“I also want to call on successful candidates to give priority to people with disability and have the fear of God.”

From our correspondent in Kaduna

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