On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, two major Lagos markets stood still for Peter Obi and Jimi Agbaje, Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP Vice Presidential candidate and governorship candidate in Lagos State, respectively.
The duo who visited the popular Ladipo Market in Mushin and the Computer Village in Ikeja, in continuation of their campaign, literally shut down the two ever-busy markets with their presence as the traders struggled to catch a glimpse of their august visitors.
The two candidates, known for their superlative performances as active players in the private sector and their pro-business disposition, used the occasion to reiterate their commitment to a stable and progressive economy.
They called on the traders and artisans who turned out in their number to elect them so they can permanently put an end to Nigeria’s worsening economy which is continually impoverishing the citizens. According to them, those who understand economics and own businesses are the only ones who can turn the economy around and bring hope and opportunities to anxious Nigerians who have suffered in the last four years under the All Progressives Congress, APC government.
For Agbaje who is driving his campaign on freedom and democracy, promised to address all the outstanding and recurring problems between traders and Lagos State government especially in the areas of environmental sanitation and security.
The PDP governorship candidate who pleaded with the traders to be law abiding, praised them for their contribution to the economy of Lagos State. He pledged to work with them and to also protect their interests as individuals and groups if voted in the forth-coming governorship election.