People living with disabilities in Ekiti have been advised to beware of who they seek assistance from and be vigilant at the polling booths during tomorrow’s governorship election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Osun and Ekiti States, Prince Adedeji Soyebi who gave the advice at a town hall meeting with the physically challenged in Ado Ekiti, said this was necessary as hoodlums could take advantage of their disabilities to divert their votes.
Prince Soyebi further revealed that INEC officials would be at the polling booths to guide them and gave an assurance that their security would be taken care of.
Also, the European Union Programme’s Manager for Nigeria, Mrs. Olawumi Laolu said that EU was interested in promoting democracy in Nigeria and the physically challenged are not left out.
In a message, the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, in Ekiti State encouraged the physically challenged not to allow their disabilities to hinder them from participating in governance, adding that getting right orientation on politics would help them.
Responding, the Founder of Albino Foundation, Mr. Jake Epelle appreciated all the electoral stakeholders for their support and urged his members to avoid selling their conscience at the poll.