Presidential Election: PWDs Sue For Peace Over Naira Scarcity, Others

Hon. Tolu Bankole
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By Akombo Aondona, Abuja

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) member and Leader, Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) Hon Tolu Bankole, has urged Nigerians to keep the peace towards Saturday’s Presidential Election as well as other polls lined up in the 2023 General Elections and sued for peace over the national discontent generated by the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which has plunged millions of Nigerians into avoidable hardship.

  Bankole also tipped the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for victory in Saturday’s presidential election, in a statement made available to The Dream Daily Newspaper in Abuja.

He charged party leaders, members and PWDs to be vigilant as they perform their civil duty on Saturday.

 Bankole wrote: “Barely days to the presidential election, it is obvious to all that the winning train of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima as amplified by the nationwide support are the consensus choice of Nigerians.

“Based on available information both within  Nigeria  and from intelligence gathered by international communities, Tinubu is tipped to win the  presidential election come February 25, 2023.

“Therefore, I want to urge all undecided electorate to cast their votes for the winning team because Tinubu/Shettima ticket has all it takes for the unity, progress and development of the country.

“I appeal to all to be orderly on election day. Let’s all work for a peaceful transition.

“I call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all security agencies to take effective measures for better protection of Persons with Disabilities on election day as enshrined in the Electoral Act 2022. No one no matter how highly placed should assault, harass or threaten PWDs as they lawfully go about performing their civic duty.

“Finally, to PWDs, your creed on election day must be safety first. Do not engage in any activity which will put you in danger. Stay alive to enjoy the prosperity under the Tinubu/Shettima administration.”

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