The traders who carried placards indicating their grievances protested in the council premises
of Enugu North local government headquarters along Okpara Avenue, Enugu.
Some of the placards read: “Ogbete traders don’t want caretakers again,” “Give Ogbete date of election,
” “We are not going without date of election,” “Our election should not pass two weeks from today.”
Leader of the Concerned Ogbete market traders, Mr. Osita Ike who spoke on their behalf told the
chairman of Enugu North local government council that the overstay of the caretaker committee
in Ogbete for a period of two years and one month instead of six months was long overdue.
He lamented that it was an aberration for non-trader to oversee the administration of traders
inside the market and called for immediate conduct of election.
“Enugu state is one of the most peaceful states and does not need crisis, therefore we are
demanding for immediate dissolution of caretaker government, immediate conduct of election
in this month of September 2019,” Ike demanded.
Chairman of Enugu North local government council, Hon. Emma Onoh appealed to the protesters
to go back to their shops while he dialogues for the conduct of election in the market.
He charged them not to be violent in their agitation but to maintain peace processes until the election
Police detachment from Enugu Area command supervised the peaceful protest and assured
the traders that their complaints would be directed to the appropriate quarters.