Ogbum-nu-Abali Community women visits Mayor of Portharcourt City.
……Makes specific Appeals for Recognition in the Newly Reconstructed Rumuwoji Ultra Morden Market.
Some selected women from Ogbum-nu-Abali community, Rebisi Kingdom led by the Vice President of Ogbum-nu-Abali Women Association Madam Roseline Wokekoro paid a courtesy visit to the Mayor of Portharcourt City Hon Victor Ihunwo JP in the Mayor’s conference room, council secretariat, Moscow Road.
The Women made specific appeals to the Mayor.They said as ground owners of the Rumuwoji Ultra Modern market some special recognitions should be accorded them by the authorities.
They appealed that when the New Phase of the market is commissioned, the Mayor should return them to the free zone of the market.A zone they claimed to have occupied before the unfortunate fire incident that gutted the market.
They also appealed that when the market is commissioned and shops allocated to traders that owned shops in the former market before the fire incident, the Ogbum-nu-Abali women should be considered in the allocation of the leftover shops.
They appealed that the Mayor should support any trader from Ogbum-nu-Abali Community to occupy the position of President of the Rumuwoji Ultra Morden Market Union in the forthcoming election scheduled to take place on Saturday 13th July 2019.
Hon Victor Ihunwo JP, Mayor of Portharcourt City thanked the Ogbum-nu-Abali women for the visit and assured them that he will ensure they return to the free zone of the new market once it is commissioned, and equally promised to look into their plea for shops to be allocated to them in the new market.
‘If you can bear me witness the Rumuwoji Ultra Morden market union has been crisis ridden in the past 6yrs it took my intervention to return sanity to that market. I will not interfere in the election process of the market,the election must be free,fair and seen to be credible;Hon Ihunwo said.
The Mayor advised the women to return to the market and galvanize support for their preferred candidate as that is their only route to victory if they are truly serious about having one of them as President of the market.
(Chief Press Secretary Phalga)
5th July 2019