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By: Quadri Yahya
Traders in the Ibode market in the Iberekodo area of Ogun State have threatened to vote against Governor Dapo Abiodun in the coming election over infrastructural decay in the market.
The protesting traders lamented that the government has neglected the market which lacks basic amenities.
They stated that Abiodun should not expect votes from them, adding that they will canvass for any politician that would help their plight.
Speaking with PLATFORM TIMES at the market on Wednesday, Anigilaje Kudirat, Ekerin Iyaloja stated that the stalls were in bad shape and people can no longer access them.
She further stated that efforts by the market leaders to persuade the state government to come to their plight had been futile.
She said, “The place was a market stall before, it was when it decaying that people could not put their wares there anymore.
“It was built by the past government and it has never been attended to by the current administration. We have been begging them but they keep giving us false promises.
“The government water project too is not functioning, that is why the toilet lacks water.”
Also speaking, Musibau Ayoade, the Otun Babaloja Iberekodo decried the state of facility in the market.
Ayoade noted that they would cast their votes for politicians that come to their rescue.
He said, “We have called the state government and they didn’t help us. There is no stall at all. All the market stalls are in a bad state and unsafe.
“All the stalls we are managing are not good for us again that people put their wares in the open.
He added: “If they listen to our plight, we will vote for them and if they don’t, we won’t vote for them. We will also tell all the traders in the market to not vote for Dapo Abiodun.”
“It is any politician that helps us renovate Ibode market at Iberekodo area that we will vote for.”
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