On Tuesday in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, some men reportedly loyal to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, invaded Lafenwa Market and disrupted the disbursement of TradeMoni.
The men were led by the Chairman of Abeokuta North-West Local Council Development Area, Monsuru Shorunke.
TradeMoni had been repeatedly criticized as a vote-buying scheme by the oppositions.
Officials who were disbursing the funds had arrived the market and were documenting the traders bio-data, using their Permanent Voter Cards.
Shorunke who confirmed the incident noted that he led some boy on the order of the Governor to the market when news came that some politicians “were giving the traders money in exchange for their PVCs.”
“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,” he said.