Wazobia Market, situated at Eleme Junction near Agofure Park, Rumukwurusi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, organized on Tuesday, a victory party in Rumukwurusi to celebrate the reelection of the governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, in the 2019 General Elections.
The Wazobia Market deals in fruits and vegetables, and has a leadership which oversees the affairs of the market.
The Chairman of Wazobia Market, Chief (Hon.) Hope Utchay, who spoke in an interview on Tuesday said that members of the market are happy that Governor Wike won reelection and decided to hold the victory party to celebrate his victory.
He said that members of Wazobia Market supported the reelection of Governor Wike in the recently concluded governorship election in Rivers State, saying that no less than four thousand persons do business in the market.
Utchay who is also Chairman of the Forum of former Councillors and Supervisors in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, said that those who do business in the market are from Eastern and Northern Nigeria among other parts in the country, saying that they all supported the reelection of Governor Wike in the election..
He said that projects executed by Governor Wike impacted on the lives of northerners and other non-indigenes residing in Rivers State.
Utchay said: “The Wazobia Market is organizing a victory party for Governor Wike and I can say we are the first market in Rivers State who are celebrating his victory and appreciating him. Governor Nyesom Wike has done so many projects in Rivers State which the northerners and other non-indigenes who dwell in Rivers State have also benefitted”.
He thanked the people of the state and non-indigenes for supporting Wike to victory in this year's general elections.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Wazobia Market has appealed to the Rivers State government to check the activities of illegal revenue collectors in the market and other markets in the state.
He also appealed to the Rivers State government and Obio/Akpor Local Government Council to take action on those who sell goods on a tarred road in Eleme Junction.
Also speaking, the Vice-Chairman of Wazobia Market, Alhaji Auwalu Iliyasu, said that members of Wazobia Marekt are happy that Governor Wike won the governorship election in the state.
On her part, the Chairlady of Wazobia Market, Ifeoma Nwankwo, expressed confidence that Governor Wike will govern the state very well even in his second term.
The Secretary of the market, Lawal Dauda, who also spoke said that members of the Market are pleased with Governor Wike's victory and wished him success in his new administration.
He appealed to Governor Wike to continue to carry out projects in the state and also provide security and financial assistance for markets in Rivers State.