The leadership of the physically challenged persons in Imo State last week took their plea to the Accord Party Governorship candidate in Imo State, Ken Ojiri, urging him to aid and assists them in various ways before they rot in neglect.
Spokesman of the group, Chief Iweh C.O jp told the Imo State Accord Party governorship candidate that they have suffered untold hardship and neglect since the present government in Imo State came on board as they have not received any subvention from the State Government in the last four years.
They also revealed that most of their members in the State workforce have not received their gratuities and entitlements as well.
He regretted that despite their plea to be recognized and accorded the status they deserve in the society, they have been roundly ignored, lamenting that their request for a Disabled Day has not been honoured by the State Government.
He expressed sadness that some of its members retrenched from the local Government System have not been recalled.
In her remarks, Mrs Blessing Okorie lamented over the absence of School for the Blind at the primary school level in the State despite their constant plea for such a school, appealing to Mr. Ojiri to come to their rescue if he is elected governor.
In his response, Mr. Ken Ojiri said anyone with human compassion and common sense should provide for those who have disability and have no jobs. He added that disabled persons are able people as they make huge contributions to the development and progress of the State.
He assured them that when elected governor of Imo State, his administration will devote considerable attention to the welfare of the disabled, adding that his government will make Imo State better because he is a man that understands the feelings of others.