PDP candidate condemns extortion, harassment of traders in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS–  THE Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Lagos state, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor has frowned at the rate of extortion in Lagos markets saying he will stop this if voted into power.

The Governorship candidate in a statement, on Wednesday, October 12, 2023, said extortion and harassment of traders by market leaders popularlly known as ‘Iyaloja’ should not be condoned in the state.

The statement reads, “We will be deliberate about ease of doing business in Lagos by providing enabling environment to players in our economy both at the formal and informal sectors.

“We will restore hope of our market men and women to make sure no one harasses or extorts them in the name of  “Mama loja” (market Leader) and we won’t take away their means of livelihood for a day by closing any market in Lagos under whatever guise.

“We know that you, the good people of Lagos are just enduring the remaining days of the incumbent government. We are signing a social contract with you to serve you with the skillfulness of our hands and the integrity of our hearts.

“We will reach out to every Lagosian, and walk through each of the 245 political wards and 13,325 polling units across the 20 local government areas of the state, to seek your vote and your support for Funke and I, on March 11, 2023, the date for the governorship election and all other candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party for the legislative offices.

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