Igbo traders in the Electrical Appliance Market in Alaba International Market, Lagos have taken a strong stance on the upcoming 2023 general election by insisting that all marketers must collect their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) before being allowed to enter the market and open their shops.
According to video circulating on social media the market security seen stand at the market entrance to ensure that only traders with PVCs are allowed in.
This move has been met with mixed reactions, with some traders praising the decision as a necessary step to ensure that the market remains politically active and engaged.
Others, however, have criticized the move as an infringement on their right to do business and have called for a more inclusive approach. Despite the backlash, the market leaders have stood firm on their decision, stating that “things must go as planned.”
It’s not clear yet how this move will impact on the market and the traders, but it’s a clear indication of how important the general election is to the traders and how much they want to make sure that their voices are heard.
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