Anambra Lawmaker condemns ASMATA disruption of market election with thugs

A lawmaker in Anambra State House of Assembly representing Oyi constituency, Hon. Charles Chinedu Obimma, weekend condemned the alleged invasion and disruption of the conduct of election of the Nkpor New Auto Spare parts market, Idemili North Local Government Area, with more than 300 thugs who stormed the arena with the President of Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, ASMATA, Chief Ikechukwu Ekwegbalu.

The lawmaker who is the House committee chairman on Trade, Commerce, Industry, Markets and Wealth Creation, described the action of ASMATA President as most unfortunate.

“What happened is completely wrong, the ASMATA President should not come with such large number of persons to provide security as he claimed that they were to assist in security.

We condemn in its entirety the action of the ASMATA President”

“We will summon him and make sure the election is properly taken care of. Internal democracy of the market must take place.

Traders should be allowed to conduct their elections and ASMATA and others should witness the conduct of the election as observers and make their report”

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