Scores of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Supporters in three wards in Ibadan Northeast have declared their support for the victory of a chartered banker and financial executive, Kolapo Kola Daisi at the incoming polls.
This was the highlight of a meeting KKD held with Market men and women on Tuesday.
The Accord’s senatorial candidate for Oyo South, Idris Kolapo Kola-Daisi described market men and women as major stakeholders who make an economy work, a reason they must rightfully empowered to perform this role for the benefit of all citizens.
The meeting was with the executive members of all the trader associations in Ibadan North East local government and the market men and women of Iso Adiye in Molete.
In the two separate meetings, Kola Daisi reiterated the importance of empowering market traders with fitting financial instruments, as they play an irreplaceable role in driving socioeconomic development with their market activities.
“I thank you for all you’ve said and requested today. However, my experience with years of raising funds for businesses already makes me understand your real needs and the important role you all play in driving development at all levels”.
“The activities of market women and men serve as a backbone of any thriving economy. When your businesses are buoyant, the society at all layers will feel it. And when it is not buoyant as you have mostly complained today, the economy, and by extension, the society will suffer for it”.
He continued, “This is why we are not going to do all those cosmetic empowerment programs that you clearly do not need. You do not need okada, neither do you need those deep freezer kinds of empowerment. What you need is fitting financial support to sufficiently empower your trade and businesses. You need money to trade, money to expand and scale your businesses to an extent you become employers of labour too. This is key in my plans for you all and we will achieve it.
“We will give you our market men and women the real empowerment you deserve”, Kola-Daisi promised.
Kola-Daisi thanked the market men and women for declaring unflinching support for his candidacy.