The youth wing of Persons Living with Disabilities in Ekiti State on Saturday held a walk within the city of Ado Ekiti to create awareness on the need for people especially special Persons to vote during the June 18 election.
The special persons who matched through Fajuyi to few other streets in Ado Ekiti called on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to fulfill its promises of creating enabling and conducive environment for its members during the poll.
Addressing journalists, Coordinator of the youth wing, Mr Seun Omowaye urged Persons with disabilities to ensure they come out in large number and vote for candidate of their choices but also called on security agents to provide necessary protection and guide against any violence.
Mr Omowaye explained that due to the condition of people living with disabilities, there was need to consider them first during the poll and provide them with assistive materials that would enable them vote seamlessly.
He said, “if these provisions we requested for were not made as promised by INEC, majority of us living with disabilities will be disfranchised and it would amount to discrimination.
Mr Omowaye appealed to government at all levels to give “priority to the welfare of people living with disabilities”.
He lamented over the inability of some state governments to give five percent employment opportunities quota to people living with disabilities as contained in the disability of the country.