Following the declaration of the incumbent Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to run for presidential seat come 2923, the Kwara State Marketers Association has organized special prayer in support of presidential ambition of vice President ambition.
The solidarity prayer session was witnessed by large numbers of market men and women from all the sixteen local governments of the state for the actualization of vice President bids in Ilorin on Thursday.
Spesking with newsmen after the programme, the Iyaloja of Mandate Market, Hajia Baba Kobi Funmilayo said the association chose to organise the prayer for the support of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presidential ambition ahead of 2023 general election.
She said vice President has done a lot for the marketers in the state during traders ‘moni’ in 2015, explaining that he came to kwara, rubbed mind with marketers, playing with children talk with traders one on one.
She added that kwara marketers have developed interest in him since 2015 and kwara traders have opmistic that when he is elected as the next president of Nigeria, he would do more for Nigeria traders economically.
Funmilayo disclosed that more ten thousand marketers in kwara have benefited traders ‘moni’ programme which it really impacted on traders business, stressing that many of association members don’t have enough to start business.
“But today with that little loan, many have sustained their business, because before we are receiving loans from commercial banks with high interest loan”, she explained.
Also speaking, the secretary of Oja-tuntun branch of association, Mallam Akeem Aladie said the solidarity prayer support was organised for actualize the presidential ambition of the vice president come 2023.
“We are here today to give him our full support because of what he had done for association, we believe this is part of paying back time for him because we benefited alot from him and we really appreciate his efforts in making sure that our business is survived”, he confirmed.
He said if Professor Yemi Osinbajo emerged the APC candidate and elected as the next president of Nigeria, assuring that youth would gainfully empower and employed in the country, adding that more people especially markert women would empowered.
He lamented that the nation is worsen due to abject poverty in the land, hoping that with Professor Osinbajo in Aso Villa, Nigerians would relief from poverty as an experienced man.
“We believe in his experience, capacity to lead Nigeria to greater heights because he is tested and trusted man. We are soliciting all Nigerians to give him their maximum cooperation and support to become our next president”, he appealed.
Speaking also, Iyaloja of Agaka market, Hajia Latifat Ajanaku said if Osinbajo is give APC ticket, assuring that women across the country will give him their fullest support in 2023 to become the next president of Nigeria, believing that if elected as the next president, he would focuse more on education, health, roads, citizens welfare and security for the safety of Nigeria and it’s people.
The youth leader of the association, Mallam Soliu Yusuf explained that there are many association in Kwara but marketers association has a largest membership in kwara with PVCs, hinted that kwara marketers association is one big family.
The highlights of the programme include soecial prayer for actualization of Yemi Osinbajo presidential project from both Muslims and Christians clerics as all branches of the association graced the occasion.