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Ballot For Shops: Rumuwoji Traders Defy Wike, Give Ultimatum

Rumuwoji Phase II market Shop Owners Association (MORSOA) have rejected the decision of Governor Nyesom Wike to use the balloting process in the allocation of shops in the recently commissioned Rumuwoji Ultra Modern Market Complex in Port Harcourt.

In a statement by its leader, Chief Young Obene Georegewill, the association alleged that the decision of Governor Wike to use balloting as a means of allocating shops and spaces to every Dick and Harry in the state had rather than improving the public popularity of the governor, generated more enemies for the governor in the state.

According to the association the governor has by his decision shown disdain and utter abandonment for the former shops owners whose shops and goods were destroyed by the fire that gutted the market.

The association while appealing to its members to remain calm and desist from insinuating that the governors statement and actions in the allocation of shops in the newly built complex, was in furtherance of what it termed “the Ikwerre agenda”.

MORSOA therefore, issued a 7 days ultimatum to the governor within which to renounce the statement he made to world or else it will take appropriate measures it deems necessary.

The association however said it will soon publish the written address which it had prepared to present to the governor at the event, but which it stated was not allowed during the ceremony, despite the fact that it had through its leader, Chief Georgewill, communicated its intentions to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), who is also the chairman of the event Planning Committee, Dr. Tammy Danagogo.

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