Presidential candidate for the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga says having sex with a woman during her menstrual period produces albinos.
“Anybody can give birth to an albino, but the process is this way… If your wife is bleeding and in the process you are too hungry and you don’t want to wait until it’s over, and you decide to do the thing while she’s bleeding, in the process if she gets pregnant – you know some [women] can get pregnant even while bleeding – that is when that particular child [albino] is born," Hassan Ayariga stated.
Ayariga’s claim about how Persons Living with Albinism are born follows concerns by a group of albinos that they are being targeted for rituals by politicians.
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Albinism is a disease in which a person has partial or complete loss of pigmentation (coloring) of the skin, eyes and hair and that It is caused by a reduction or absence of a pigment called melanin.
It is said to occur when the cell (melanocyte) responsible for giving skin, hair, and eyes pigmentation are present, but genetic mutations interfere with their pigment production or their ability to distribute it to the major cell type comprising the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin.