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2023: Tinubu’s manifesto silent on Persons with disabilities, their rights and dignity

By Laraba Murey,

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has unveiled his 80-page action plan for a better Nigeria.

The document tagged “Renewed Hope 2023” was however, silent on actions his government will take to promote the rights and dignity of persons with disability, PWDs.

The manifesto prioritised national security, economy, agriculture, oil and gas, power and transportation, healthcare, digital economy, women empowerment, judicial reform, federalism/decentralisation of power and foreign policy.

Disability stakeholders have been angling for the domestication of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities, Prohibition, Act 2018 by some state governments since it was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, but no clear response has been received as 24 States are yet to domesticate the Act.

Tinubu’s manifesto was unveiled by Buhari, who also inaugurated APC’s Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, in Abuja.

The president said, “We must record a sound victory in all elections, the future of this country is safer in the hands of the APC.

“I would like to congratulate the other contestants. I am glad that most of our aspirants transferred their structures, including campaign offices to our party’s candidate after the primaries.”

In his speech, Tinubu said, “We are sure that we can make realisable the Cross-Sahara pipeline realisable to bring our gas to Europe and compete with Russia and be better.”

On his part, the national chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, charged party supporters to remain united as the focus should be on fostering peace and a united Nigeria in development.

“We solemnly reassure Nigerians that our party is united around a common course. The cause of peace, unity, and national development,” he said.

Adamu congratulated the PCC members while acknowledging the task ahead as herculean.

”I salute all the members of the presidential campaign council and that is to work tirelessly, honestly, and committed for the victory of our party at all levels of the electoral contest next year; united around a common cause, the cause of peace, unity, and national development,” he said.

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