Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday promised to end the discrimination against physically challenged persons, if elected president this month.
Buhari made the pledge at a Town Hall meeting with APC members from North Central and people with disability in Lafia, the state capital.
He assured the physically challenged persons that an APC administration would not abandon their welfare and interest if elected president of the country.
I want to assure you that some of those obligations that are expected of a legitimate social contract will be kept by our party. My administration will ensure the implementation of the social contract as contained in the the bill on Persons with Disabilities,” he said.
The APC presidential candidate said that the population of the disabled persons put at 20 million had the capacity to install any government or cause the sack of any leader who neglected their well being or welfare.
Buhari however appealed to Nigerians to come out en mass and use their PVCs to vote for APC during the forthcoming general elections in the country.
The entire country is my constituency and I will do everything humanly possible to transform Nigeria for the country to move forward,’’ he said.
He said that if elected, his administration would place high premium on developmental programmes to enhance the socio-economic status of the people.
He added that his administration would be fair to everybody and ensure speedy transformation in terms of human and infrastructure development.
Buhari told the gathering that they would do everything humanly possible to change the lives of the people by providing good roads and other infrastructure.
Speaking in an interview with NAN, some APC supporters expressed their readiness to participate fully during the coming general elections.
Special Adviser to Gov. Al-makura on National Integration, Chukwunanzu David and state Chairman, Motorcycle Association of Nigeria, Yahaya Idris called on the party supporters to come out and vote.