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No Market leadership election in Anambra until after guber poll

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ALL forms of elections, including lines, zones and general market elections in all markets in Anambra State has been suspended by Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra. 

  This is to allow for the Nov. 6 governorship elections in the state. 

  The suspension is contained in a report on activities of Market Department, presented to the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of   Trade and Commerce, Mr Chinedu Ike by the HOD, Mr Frank Iloduba. 

  According to the report, government lifted the ban initially placed on market elections as a result of COVID-19 pandemic in June. 

  Subsequently, all markets whose leadership tenure had expired but were replaced by a caretaker committee immediately commenced elections for new executive committees. 

  The ongoing market leadership election processes were, however, interrupted as a result of the gubernatorial election for Nov. 6. 

  Mr Iloduba promised that the ministry would communicate to all traders when the current ban would be lifted. 

  The HOD also said that his department visited Synthe-Fabrics International Market, Ogidi, as a result of a series of petitions received from them. 

  The petitions came from caretaker committee members, traders, and stakeholders of the market, concerning refusal by past chairman, Chief Sunday Nweke to handover to the committee for the next tenure. 

  After several consultations and deliberations, the department directed Chief Nweke to handover to the caretaker committee all requisite documents of the association.   

  He was further ordered to ensure that the original title documents of the market would be deposited with the Bank as generally agreed.

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