PHOTOS: Lagos agog as Peter Obi, Jimi Agbaje storm Computer Village, Ladipo market, others
The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, on Wednesday, in the company of the Lagos State candidate of the party, Jimi Agbaje, paid an unscheduled visit to the business hubs of state, where he promised the traders of pro-business administration if his party wins 2019 presidential election.
He was joined by Agbaje during his impromptu visit to markets in Lagos, which include, the Ladipo Auto Spare Part Market and Computer Village, both at Oshodi and Ikeja axis of the state and FESTAC, where he reiterated his support for the advancement of the marketers’ businesses.
Obi, interacting with the traders said he came visiting to understand first hand, what the traders go through.
The rousing welcome the traders gave Obi and his entourage, chanting and singing songs of his praise turned the visit to a carnival of sorts, turned Obi’s visit to Lagos markets into a carnival of all sorts, as the traders in the markets closed their shops, shut down the streets, while chanting praises of the two-term governor of Anambra State.
It will be recalled that while Obi as the governor of Anambra State, ran an anti-wastage government which cut down on the cost of running governance, starting from selling off the Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, so he could fund education in the state.
It was during his reign as the governor of Anambra State that the state moved from its 28th position in education to become the first in the country through what stakeholders said was Obi’s radical initiative in the education sector.