Former Secretary to the Anambra State Government and a governorship aspirant in the forthcoming governorship election, Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze has preached against discrimination on persons with albinism.
Mr. Obaze indicated his position in a statement titled “Ambassador Against Discrimination On Persons With Albinism” on the 2017 International Albinism Awareness Day.
The brief statement, which was made available to Elombah.com, reads:
“Today which marks International Albinism Awareness Day, we recall that on 18 December 2014, the United National General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming, with effect from 2015, 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day.
“As we commemorate this day, let us reawaken our consciousness that those on whom fate has thrust albinism, are entitled to equal rights and human dignity free of any form of discrimination.
“Yet we know that persons with albinism are vulnerable and indeed, face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide.
“Hence, we owe it to ourselves and our humanity to demythologize and demystify existing myths on albinism.
“The cause of Albinos worldwide must become our cause more so, as we have escaped their fate.”
To drive his points home, Obaze carved out time from his busy schedule to spend time with some victims of albinism [see pictures].
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