A group of women, under the canopy of Funke Akindele Women Forum (FAWOF) on Thursday went round some markets in Alimosho area of Lagos State to campaign for the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) and his Deputy, Ms. Funke Akindele in the March 11 election.
Co-ordinator of (FAWOF), Mrs Kemi Olubajo, who spoke to journalists during the exercise, said that it was imperative for the women to seek for change of government in the state based on what she described as “unfriendly policies of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government.”
Some of the markets visited by the group were Iyana Ipaja, Ayobo, Egbeda, Ikotun, Idimu and Pipeline, where they were received by enthusiastic market men and women.
According to Olubajo, “We are here to sensitise people to pick up their their PVCs so that they can vote for Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran aka Jandor and Funke Akindele as Governor and Deputy Governor of Lagos State respectively.
“We are women that have come together to say that we are ready to vote for the PDP and vote APC out in Lagos State and at the federal level.
“We are tired of APC-led government because we are entrepreneurs. We are saying that enough is enough and we will vote for Jandor and Funke Akindele. We are telling the people to pick up their PVCs and vote for the PDP because it would soon close.
“A lot of PVCs have not been picked, so we want the people to pick them up.”
The women used the opportunity to educate the voters on how to thumb print ballot papers so that their votes would not be invalidated, while they also informed them of the plans and programmes of the Jandor and Funke Akindele for the residents of the state.
Speaking on the exercise, a trader in Ayobo Market, Alhaji Raheem Bello said that they wanted the PDP to win in the state and at the federal level.
Bello stated that many Nigerians can no longer afford three square meals, sayjng that the closure of the nation’s borders for commercial activities is making things hard for the masses.
“There is no money in the country, and we are suffering. There is also fuel scarcity and the economy is bad. Members of Boko Haram are killing people in the north and things are very hard for everybody,” he said.
This was corroborated by a trader in Iyana Ipaja, Mrs. Sikirat Adepoju, who lamented that cost of goods and services is making life hard for the masses and urged the government to see how they could ameliorate the suffering of the people.
She however, said that there is need for change of government in the state and at the federal level.