Joint National Association of Persons with Disability


The national president of a non-governmental and non-political organization in Nigeria under the auspices of the Joint National Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (JONAPWD), Mrs. Ekaete Judith Umoh has called on the persons living with disabilities in Akwa Ibom State to demonstrate their political relevancy in the on-going political processes by ensuring that they go out en-mass to collect their permanent voters cards (PVC) from INEC in readiness for the March 28 and April 11 general polls.

Addressing a cross-section of the physically challenged persons in the Silver-Spring Hotels, Uyo over the weekend, Mrs. Umoh revealed that about 585, 307 citizens in the state (15 percent of the entire population) are living with one form of disability or the other, and thereby called on them to live above the physical disabilities and be actively involved in the partisan politics in the forth-coming polls. See More

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