APC rallies: Broom sellers record boom in business

Party Supporters cheering as General Muhammadu Buhari arrives venue of the rally

Broom sellers in Makurdi, Benue, say they are overwhelmed by the demand for the commodity by APC supporters for the presidential campaign of the party.

An investigation of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Wurukum, Wadata and Highlevel markets in Makurdi where the product is sold, reports that brooms were in short supply.

A cross section of the sellers said broom sales picked up since Thursday when news broke that the APC presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, would address party supporters at a rally on Friday.

Vihiga Amusan, who sells brooms at the Highlevel market, told NAN that she exhausted her supplies as early as 10 a.m. on Jan. 16.

“I started selling since Thursday and had no time to restock my store because I closed from the shop late, so the remaining stock finished early this morning (Friday).

“This is good for us since it is not always that we enjoy this type of patronage, I wish APC will hold this type of rallies often,” Ms. Amusan said.

Another seller, Evelyn Njoku, also admitted the upsurge in demand for the brooms but regretted that the price had not changed.

“Although the demand for the broom rose so high, the price still remained the same, a medium size broom still sells for N50.00 while the big one still goes for N100,” Ms. Njoku said.

A cross section of APC supporters said they preferred the actual broom to the artificial one sold at campaigns to demonstrate their seriousness in sweeping the ruling PDP out of power in the country.

Joseph Boko, one of the candidates of the party for the State House of Assembly, said “the high demand for natural brooms signified the desire of the party in sweeping away inefficiency and ineptitude exemplified by the PDP’’.

“The crowds you have seen today symbolises the total rejection of the PDP by the Benue people.

“You can do a crowd analysis between the attendance of the PDP rally in Gboko and what you are witnessing here today to know which of the two parties is most accepted by the people.”

NAN reports that the IBB Square, venue of the rally, was filled by party supporters while the adjoining streets was blocked owing to traffic gridlock.

(NAN)


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  • 100%Black

    fukk the north

    • Umar Dendi

      yeah?
      Fukk yourself

      • 100%Black

        Anu Mpama

        • Umar Dendi

          What the F does that mean

  • Remi

    Even if we concede that what Nigeria needs is “good
    leadership”, reality is that “good leadership” could never have emerged from
    the skewed political structure that the British bequeathed to Nigeria at
    independence. That was why it took less than six years for the so called “good
    leadership” that emerged at the regional level, post-independence to wreck the
    whole system and incur the wrath of the military. Neither could “good
    leadership” ever have emerged from the much weakened, and unitarist “federal”
    structure, that succeeded the highly devolved and economically independent,
    albeit politically skewed regions, that pre-dated 1966.

    The unitary structure that replaced the highly devolved
    federal structure post-15 January 1966 was at first a child of necessity, then
    one of expediency. Necessity, because the military, being a hierarchical, unitarist
    organisation herself, could never have governed Nigeria as a country of highly
    devolved and independent federating units, as it was pre-1966. Expediency, because
    the military government of Yakubu Gowon had to defeat a rebellion, hence it
    chose to balkanise the regions.

    Whereas, we do not have a military government anymore and
    the threat of secession has largely receded, it is time to re-structure Nigeria
    into more economically independent federating units. Fact is that very few of
    the so called federating units that we have today are economically viable, and
    can thus never serve the ends of a sustainable federalism.

    • Umar Dendi

      The good leadership didnt wreck anything! A bunch of self centered tribalists went bersek and killed innocent people for no good reason.
      The only people calling for this ‘true federalism’ are selfish people who want to eat their cake and have it.
      Well, their ancestors had the chance to withdraw from Nigeria, they didn’t take it in 1954 and they didn’t take it in 1966, so fire on with One Nigeria!!

      • Ugochukwu Joseph Amasike

        A regards your comment, “Well, ‘their ancestors’ had THE CHANCE to withdraw from Nigeria, they didn’t take it in 1954 and they didn’t take it in 1966, so fire on with One Nigeria!!”,

        Please be informed that Nigeria is not a “hostage situation” or a “Slave Plantation” overseen by some particular ethnicity that warrants an escape or a “chance to withdraw” (as you eloquently put it).

        Nigeria is a union of several nation-states, a society of free men and women, who have come together for the purpose of harnessing their unique strengths for the advancement of all, under one banner.

        There are no hostages or slaves here, there never will be.

    • Ugochukwu Joseph Amasike

      I agree with you, Sir. Your analysis is very spot on.

      We just need to continue to speak out against the flaws and inequities of the current set-up and ensure that we have our political and economic system restructured.