Monday, 5 January 2015

2015 General Elections: Southeast Traders Deny Endorsement of Jonathan, Buhari, Others

Marketers and Traders in the Southeast geo-political zone under the auspices of South East Amalgamated Market Traders Association of Nigeria (SEAMATA) have denied endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential Flag bearers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Congress (APC) respectively.
SEAMATA, who is the umbrella body for all the business men and women domiciled at Anambra, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo states, further added that they were yet to pick candidates for governorship, National and State Assemblies ahead of 2015 general elections.
Disclosing this in an exclusive interview with Daily Times in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, the President General of SEAMATA, Chief Dr. Okwudili Ezenwankwo, however assured that the union would definitely announce it political parties candidates in due time.
According to Chief Ezenwankwo, SEAMATA is a force to reckon with in every election, as a result, they would take decisive action so as to ensure that the masses choices are met during and after the election.
“I remain the only mouth piece of SEAMATA. I am their President General and the speaker. Therefore, I want to tell you that we have not endorsed any candidate for the forthcoming general elections. None of the contestants both at national and state level is our choice yet. We are not supporting any political party either until after our caucus meeting. It is in our meeting we shall discuss and select political parties or party flag bearers to support based on our principles and standards. We shall screen all to find out those whose manifestoes and antecedent would address the plights of the masses. Once we achieve that, we shall voters towards seeing their victory at the various polls”, he said.
Chief Ezenwankwo, further sued for peace and tranquility during and after the forthcoming polls, assuring that his members would work towards peaceful elections.



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