Mrs. Titi Pam, 82 is a retired Nigerian Civil Servant. Her husband has been bedridden for 15years.

He was hit by a motorcycle in 2004 on his left leg while still recovering from partial paralysis.

Doctors have struggled to fix the broken bones but he still hasn't been able to walk.

Although it is not clear what could be responsible for his present predicament, it is on record that the now 86yr old has been battling stroke for 26yrs.

It is learnt that the great grand pa retired as a Director in the Federal Civil Service but still awaits his entitlements to this moment.

On the eve of Nigeria's federal elections held on Saturday, Mrs. Pam went to a government hospital in Jos the Plateau State capital and waited in vain to be attended to.

It took her days to save money for her husband's medication due to low income.

However, after waiting for long to purchase a booking card, the Doctor she was supposed to see appeared from the consulting room and warned that she was no longer attending to anyone.

The cashier on duty at the Dadin Kowa General Hospital without hesitation locked her booth in compliance.

Mrs. Pam who was next in turn with her payment receipt already issued was instantly dismissed along with others queuing up to be attended to.

"I will never blame the workers here, but the government which has made the system this way," she said in reaction.

According to her, successive governments in Nigeria have only disappointed her, despite voting in every election.

As a result, she has lost interest in the country's electoral process, she said.

"It is the same people with the same policies and intentions that always ascend to power," Mrs. Pam lamented.

She wondered why she should still vote and suffer.

However, while she believes she has nothing to lose by voting or not, Mrs. Pam still bears the burden of saving her children's future.

"I might have nothing to lose because I am quarter to go (soon to die) but what about the children I will leave behind?

"I still owe them a future and therefore have to vote even without the gains.

"At least it will encourage them not to leave their constitutional rights to waste, perhaps it will pay someday," she said.

Mrs. Pam therefore charged young citizens in Nigeria not to let others decide their government for them, but to always get involved in the decision process through voting.

She was later confirmed to have walked herself to her polling station in Gyel on Saturday where she stayed long in the queue but still voted in the Presidential and National Assembly elections before returning home to her sick husband.