FCT physically challenged candidate seeks vote into Reps
A physically challenged candidate of the Accord Party, Lois Auta, has appealed to the people to vote for her into the House of Representatives.
Auta, who is also the chairman of Cedar Seed Foundation, is seeking election in the Amac/Buhari Federal Constituency in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The candidate, who made the appeal at the kick off of her campaign yesterday in Abuja, said her disability would not affect her performance in ensuring the inclusiveness of FCT indigenes in policy making.
She said: “That I’m in a wheel chair does not make me less human. The hurdles posed by a society that does not make inclusiveness a focus and priority only restrict me. It is this and other challenges that have informed my decision to participate in partisan politics.”
According to her, she represent about 87million youths whose voices are not heard, 25million people living with disabilities, as well as women and children who are not involved in policy making.
Auta lamented that since independence, issues that concern persons with disabilities and the vulnerable people are yet to be mainstreamed into national and international agenda.
She lamented that the rights of the People Living with Disabilities (PWD) are still being kept in the realm of advocacy.
“I honestly think that it is time we leave this realm of conjecture for the rights of these persons, to actually get involved in issues concerning them, hence my campaign with the theme: “A new thing, inclusion for all,” she said.