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PostSubject: Nurses bring sick 85-year-old voter to polling booth   2015-03-29, 08:40

Ailing 85-year-old Dr. Adebisi
Sebanjo, caused a stir on Saturday
after he arrived at the polling unit
at Doula, Apapa, Lagos State.
The octogenarian medical director
of Julisam Hospital was assisted by
two young female nurses wearing
blue uniforms.
Adebisi is the father of the Senior
Special Adviser on Poverty
Alleviation to Governor Babatunde
Fashola, Idowu Sebanjo.
The aged doctor could not speak
with our correspondent. The nurses
said he “has little or no strength to
But he was not the only aged
person who came out to vote on
Many other old people turned out
to cast their votes for candidates of
their choice despite many
challenges the exercises posed.
Those who spoke with SUNDAY
PUNCH said they came out to
ensure that the country remained
united and to set good example to
the younger generation.
According to 89-year-old Dr.
Abimbola Silva ─ mother of
Nollywood actress, Joke Silva ─
voting was her fundamental right.
Silva, who was in a wheelchair, said,
“It is my right to vote. By doing this
I am laying a good example for the
younger generation. The exercise
has been ok,” she said.
Another aged voter, Mr. Oyedele
Oyelade, 78, expressed delight at
being able to cast his vote despite
waiting till about 4pm to be
The duo of Musa Mohammed and
Ibrahim Alilu, aged 75 and 80
respectively, told SUNDAY PUNCH
that they wanted the country to get
Also at the Doula polling unit to
vote was Mr. Adamu Zaria, a blind
65-year-old man.
“Though I am blind, I know who I
want to vote for. I am a Nigerian. I
have hope that Nigeria will become
better,” he said.
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