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

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

Food sellers, drinks vendors and other retail traders have been reported to be the major beneficiaries of Saturday's Local Government elections, especially in Ogun State.

Many were spotted by our correspondents making brisk business at some polling units in Sango-Ota.

Report furtehr said that some residents who trooped out to cast their votes were seen buying foods, soft drinks, bottled water, biscuits, chin-chin, puff-puff (Deep-fried dough), biscuits and other items.

NAN reports that some of the vendors also brought their wares to sell at the polling units as there was a restriction of movement 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 bottled 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 at 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.

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