Ogun LG polls: Food vendors, others make brisk business at polling units



Food vendors and other traders made brisk business polling units Sango-Ota during Saturday’s Ogun State Local Government elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that most of the voters who trooped out to cast their were seen buying foods, soft drinks, bottle water, biscuits, chin-chin, puff-puff (Deep fried dough), biscuits and other items.

Some of the vendors who spoke with NAN said they made good money from voters the polling units.

They also said they their wares to sell the polling units since movement was banned during the election.

A food vendor, Mrs Opeyemi Ogundele, said: “I made some money today as many people bought from me and I am happy.”

Mr Daniel Balogun, a soft drink and bottle water seller, also said he made money as many people bought from him.

Miss Tolulope Adeyemi, a small chops seller, also said many people patronised her, which made her happy.

“I am delighted as many people patronised me today,” she said.

Musa Ibrahim, a cigarette, kolanut, bitter cola vendor, also expressed satisfaction with the sales he made polling units, adding that the large crowd was a blessing to him.

NAN also reports that the election grounded commercial and business activities as all shops were closed while vehicular movement was also restricted as directed by the state government. (NAN)