North will not accept anything less than a transparent election in Lagos Trade Fair, group says

North will not accept anything less than a transparent election in Lagos Trade Fair, group says

- A northern group, NMU, has warned Lagos trade fair leadership against conducting a flawed election

- The group said anything less than a transparent election will not be accepted

- Going further, the group said Lagos Trade fair is for everybody

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The Northern Mandate Union (NMU) has declared that the north will not accept anything less than a transparent election in the forthcoming election into the leadership of the International Centre for Commerce otherwise known as Balogun Business Association (BBA) at the Lagos Trade Fair complex market.

The group consequently called for a level playing field for all aspirants in the election.

This was disclosed by the national chairman of NMU, Alhaji Ahmed Abdulazeez.

Going further, Abdulazeez who said the market is the pride of West Africa, insisted that marketers need free, fair and credible elections into its leadership body. He added that the trade fair is a market for all Nigerians irrespective of origin.

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Daily Trust reports that the group urged the market leaders to shun divisive conducts that would undermine the integrity of the market leadership election.

North will not accept anything less than a transparent election in Lagos Trade Fair, group says
The group said the Trade Fair is a market for all Nigerians irrespective of origin. Credit: Daily Trust
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a Kano state high court restrained Igbo indigenes in the state from celebrating the New Yam Festival.

The festival which was scheduled to hold on Sunday, September 27, was stopped by security officials from taking place following the court order.

Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu who issued the order also retrained one Ikechukwu Oliver Akpudo from organising and celebrating any festival that had to do with Igbos living in Kano.

The court took the decision following a suit to determine who is the authentic traditional ruler of the Indigbo in Kano state.

In another development, Legit.ng had reported that as more reactions continue to trail the effect of coronavirus on the economy, traders in popular Lagos market shared their opinion on the impact of the disease on food prices so far.

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The pandemic which has led to a significant drop in oil prices has also resulted in the drop in revenue across the globe.

Legit.ng visited Sura market, located on Lagos Island, Lagos, and inquired from traders the impact of the outbreak on the prices of goods and level of patronage.

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