The Bauchi State chapter of Joint Association of Persons with Disabilities has mobilised its members across the state to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them exercise their franchise during the 2019 general elections in the state.
Malam Adamu Bala, chairman of the association, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on Monday on the activities of the association in the state.
He said: “The executive council members of the association decided to encourage our members to fully partake in the 2019 general elections to enable disabled persons contribute their quota towards the sustenance of democracy in the country.
“On the education of our members, we are calling on the state government to alleviate the plights of disabled people by giving some members scholarships so that they can further their education with ease.”
He commended Governor Muhammad Abubakar for the donation of food items and other forms of support to members of the association and hoped that the gesture would be sustained.