Adamawa House Of Reps Visually Impaired Aspirants Picks APC Nomination Form

October 23, 2014.


By: Ibrahim Olalekan

Following the announcement of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to give out nomination forms free of charge to aspirants seeking elective positions under its platform, a visually impaired Abubakar Ardo, on Thursday picked his form to contest for the House of Representatives for the Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency in Adamawa.

Ardo, who spoke with pressmen, said that his emergence in the country’s political scene would not only make history, but further enrich democracy.

His words: “Try me for the needed positive change and I promise to make a difference and prove the point that there is ability in disability.

“I proved that during my days as a student in the Federal College of Education, Yola; Adamawa State Polytechnic and the state university.”

Speaking on the development, Chairman of Nigeria Association for the Blind promised to ensure quality representation for the people of his constituency and the physically challenged if he became a lawmaker.

He called on the public, including NGOs and philanthropists, to contribute and participate in his campaign, to enable him to realise his ambition.

“I also want to appeal to my only opponent so far for the primaries, to step down for me.

“If I scale through the primaries, the main election will be a smooth ride by the grace of God,” Ardo said.

He lauded APC for giving nomination forms free to the physically challenged and women, and urged other parties to emulate it to encourage more participation.