Onitsha drug market chairmanship aspirants hold debate, reject relocation plan

Posted by News Express | 30 March 2020 | 303 times

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Four Chairmanship aspirants in the forthcoming Bridge-Head Drug Market, otherwise known as “Ogbogwu International market’’ on Sunday held a debate in the market premises where they aired their plans on various ways to improve the welfare of traders and their businesses if voted into office in the April 16, 2020 scheduled market election.

They also rose in unison against the plan to relocate the market to Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

First to marshal out plans for the market during the debate was Mr. Ndubuisi Chukwuleta who is presently the Chairman of “Tablet Line”.

Mr. Chukwuleta while addressing a few audience that at attended the event which was restricted in view of the current Coronavirus ravaging the global community, said that his past experiences as a leader who has participated in virtually in the leadership of the market section would make transparency and accountability his watchword.

The aspirant assured traders of his avowed commitment to address the issue of harassment of traders by security agents while trying to convey their wares to the market.

Another aspirant, Chief Donatus Ajamma said he had done a lot of favour to traders in the market even before his ambition to contest for the market’s Chairmanship position.

He noted that as the youngest member of the market’s Reconciliation Committee during the markets crisis, he had gathered a lot of experience to improve the condition of the market.

Mr. Ugochukwu Nwosu, an aspirant and former Caretaker Committee Chairman of the market promised to replicate the developmental strides which he achieved in the market within three months when he acted as an interim leader of the market as well as extend water-pipes from the central existing bore-hole as a measure to battle any eventuality of fire outbreak.

While calling for a free and fair election in the forthcoming exercise, another contestant, Chief Kingsley Anyiam said his major priority would be uniting all the traders and withdrawal of numerous litigations pending in courts as well as working against the relocation of the drug market to Oba which overwhelming majority of the traders applauded.

While speaking to our correspondent, the convener of the debate and Chairman/Coordinator Market Evangelism Group, Sir Isaac Onyeoziri expressed satisfaction with the quality of the debate and urged traders to use the opportunity to identify aspirants who are committed to the welfare and interest of the drug market.

Uchenna Igboamaeze, the Public Relations Officer, Onitsha Bridge-Head Drug Market, after putting the relocation plan to vote enjoined the traders’ rejection because of its location because of numerous litigations surrounding the said land.

He observed that the total rejection of the relocation plan by traders indicates that no trader is in support of the plan, stressing that any trader who sabotages the position of the market due to selfish interests would experience the wrath of the entire market.  (Daily Independent)





•Onitsha Market

Source: News Express

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