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Lopsided Appointments: PWDs tell Tinubu to urgently correct anomaly

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People Living With Disabilities, PWDs have urged President Bola Tinubu to correct lopsided appointments in his government urgently.

Chike Okogwu, the Director of the Centre for Ability Rehabilitation and Empowerment, made this known in a recent open letter to Tinubu.

He noted that the distribution of appointments among the regions would uphold the constitutional principle of Federal character, foster inclusivity, and strengthen democracy.

“The recent dissolution of the board of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, without the immediate constitution of a new board, has resulted in a lack of checks and balances in the running of the NCPWD. This situation has left the Disability community comprised of the following clusters: the blind, the physically disabled, the deaf, persons with albinism, the intellectually impaired, those with spinal cord injuries and leprosy victims, all feeling unsatisfied and concerned about the fair representation and effective governance of our affairs.

“In light of these issues, we urgently appeal to you, Mr. President, to use the powers of your office to correct and

balance this anomaly”, he said.

Pmnews.ng recalls that barely two weeks ago, an Abuja-based legal practitioner, Maxwell Opara, dragged President Bola Tinubu before a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged lopsided appointments in the public sector.

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