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Politics Updated: November 29, 2022

2023: APC Campaign Council Responds To PDP Comparing Tinubu To A Handicapped Person

By Sydney Elike
November 29, 2022
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The Director of Mobilisation f the Directorate of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) of the APC’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Chief Ayuba Gufwan, has condemned PDP over comments comparing Bola Tinubu to a handicapped person.

According to reports, a PDP Chieftain hinted that the APC presidential candidate is handicapped and responding, Gufwan stated that the comment is offensive as it portrays those who are crippled or living with disabilities as totally unfit and improper to be allowed to be elected into public office.

“This is to express my deep displeasure at the reckless, irresponsible, and heightened discriminatory comments by the PDP chieftain on PWDs and against the person and dignity of Sen. Bola Tinubu.

“At the PDP rally held recently in Maiduguri, the PDP chieftain likened Tinubu’s alleged health challenge to that of PWDs.

“When translated to the English language from his Hausa language narrative, he said: `Let me ask: between a cripple and one that has legs, which one do you prefer?

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“You are seeing somebody that can’t stand, would you allow yourselves to be deceived into voting a cripple? It is time for you to tell yourselves the truth, and don’t allow yourselves to be deceived.

“The crude and foul language to say the least, very offensive as it is, portrays those who are crippled or living with disabilities as totally unfit and improper to be allowed to be elected into public office.

“No PWD and even non-PWDs created himself or herself rather nature and other man-made factors made them to be in the conditions they are in.

“It is sad that a party will make such unpalatable mockery of the condition of bonafide citizens it seeks to govern.

“The 1999 Constitution frowns at any iota of discrimination in any form and substance,’’ Gufwan stated.

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