Onitsha Main Market on Fire, Two dead,12 injured and goods worth Millions of Naira lost. Gov Obiano shut down all markets in the state just to get a forced endorsements from the traders.
Onitsha Main Market on Fire, Two dead,12 injured and goods worth Millions of Naira lost.
Information reaching us said that some traders who came for their normal business day were forcefully chased out of the shops through Main market, Ose Okwuodo market, bridge Head Markets and so many other market.
It was reported that Leadersip loyal to Governor willie Obiano know Willie Obiano Amalgamated Market Traders of Anambra State (AMATAS) led Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo aka Ewepudike mobilised over 1000 Thugs forcefully mandating shop owners in Onitsha markets and its environs to close down their shops all because the Governor wants to campaign with the traders today in Onitsha for their endorsement.
Many Traders who refused their order were beaten merciselly and many of them haf their warrs destroyed or taken away.
Along Sokoto Street market,some group of boys loyal to the Government appointed ewepudike Leadership were using matchets and other dangerous weapons to chase away traders. Many were wounded and some of them robbed by this miscreants.
The question begging for answers is Why will the Governor force people mostly Traders to oblige to his system by callously forcing them to close down shops for Endorsement for Second Tenure? Since he is ground wnd he has performed wonders with the slogan,”Willie is working”,why forcing us to endorse you,lamanted by one Trader.
Some families depends on N200 – N800 they make daily for survival and the Governor and the chairmen of market associations in their understanding feels best to ‘order’ traders to close down shops because of selfishness and wickedness.
At Relief market, Mgbuka Spare parts visited all being shut down and members of OCHA BRIGADE were guiding Thugs that were destroying shops and wares that opened for business. This has led to death of One Person and others rushed to Good Hope Hospital along Modebe Avenue.
Markets in Anambra state, remains one if not the highest source of IGR of Anambra state. With closure of the markets in the commercial and economic hub of Anambra state, the state will loose huge amount of money to its treasury, the citizens that planned to buy things today will be denied, the traders that eats only when they sell will suffer all because Mr Governor that supposed to ‘think people first’, places himself and his campaign first.
Today, Anambra State has lost over N100 Million alone in IGR just for Gov willie endorsement. The Authentic group led by Chief Vin Obi made efforts to reach the Area Commander of Onitsha Area Commander to come to the help of the Traders and even the Central Police DPO,they were nowhere to be found.
At Onitsha Area Commander, Mr Vin Obi led Executive were told that he is not in seat and no one to help them out. At the time of filling this report,they are calling on Commissioner of Pollice, IG and DSS to come to their rescue because it is clear that these Officers have been compromised and they cannnot protect these helpless traders.
A realiable source told us that 20 Million was given to each market association to prepare for today’s event.