Traders in Anambra State spontaneously closed their shops Thursday to catch a glimpse of Peter Obi, Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who paid an unscheduled visit to some markets in the state.
The markets Obi visited included Building Material Market at Ogidi; New Tyre Market at Ogidi; Afor Igwe, Umudioka; Oye Olisa, Ogbunike, and New Parts, Nkpors.
At the markets, Obi, a trader and former governor of the State, interacted with traders and urged them to vote for the PDP in order to stop the drift to total collapse of the country as was being witnessed.
He also assured them that with Abubakar Atiku as the president, the condition of traders would improve, with the planned development of more sea ports in the state.
He also assured them that Atiku, noted for wealth creation in his private life, would replicate the same, if voted in.
On power infrastructure, which is a hindrance to the survival of small and medium enterprises, Obi assured them that Atiku’s economic blueprint contained plans to revamp the power sector in the country.
At the markets, the response by market leaders struck the same cord: that Obi, being a fellow trader and having demonstrated good leadership as the former Governor, should be massively voted for in order to extend his Anambra experience to the entire country.
Party members who accompanied Obi included Osita Chidoka, Oseloka Obaze, Harry Oranezi, and Alex Obiogbolu.
Emmanuel Ndukuba, Awka