S’ East governors shut down markets, rice mill over Atiku’s visit

Governors of the South-East yesterday shut down markets to honour the campaign visit of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi in the zone.

The chairman of the South-East governor’s’ Forum, Chief David Umahi had stated that the governors of the zone were prepared to give the Presidential candidate of PDP full support to ensure his total victory in the February 16 presidential election.

He said: “Ebonyi state is PDP. Vote for our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; vote for Peter Obi our vice Presidential candidate; vote all the PDP candidates. There is no division in PDP South East. South East is totally PDP. We will organize a total rally for our Presidential candidate”.

Atiku is billed to visit Ebonyi and Enugu states for campaign rally, and DAILY POST has gathered both governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and David Umahi directed the closure of markets to honour the visit of Atiku in the south-east zone.

Markets that were shut down by Umahi include the popular Abakaliki rice mill, Agbakpa main market, Timber shade, mechanic village and many others.

It was gathered that his Enugu counterpart has similarly shutdown, Ogbete,New markett, Artisan and Kenyatta markets to honour Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi.

An eyewitness who spoke said “I visited Rice mill this morning and it was closed. I also went to Abakpa main market to buy something but shops were under lock and key,” he stated.