Handlers of the TraderMoni had arrived on Tuesday at the Lafenwa market, Abeokuta in Ogun State and were documenting the traders’ bio-data using their Permanent Voter Cards.

Suddenly pandemonium broke out when some men, suspected to be loyalists of Governor Ibikunle Amosun, invaded the venue of the disbursement and disrupted the programme.

The men, led by the Chairman, Abeokuta North-West Local Council Development Area, Monsuru Shorunke, also took away the Iyaloja of the market, Mrs Ramotalai Olatunji, but returned her few minutes later.

TraderMoni is a Federal Government intervention programme for petty traders under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme.

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The LCDA chairman, Shorunke, confirmed that he led some “boys to Lafenwa on the order of Governor Ibikunle Amosun.”

He said he went there when news filtered in that some politicians “were giving the traders money in exchange for their PVCs.”

He said, “I was in front of the governor when we heard that some people came to Lafenwa Market, collecting PVCs from the traders in exchange for money.

“The governor said we should go and find out what was happening.

“We took the Iyaloja to the governor’s house along with the Babaloja of Lafenwa.

“We believe that it was wrong for them to collect people’s PVCs before election day. That was what they came to do at Lafenwa and it is wrong.”

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