10th March, 2011
Over 30,000 members of the Cattle Dealers Association operating at the Lagos State Animal Market, Abattoir, Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, have promised to cast their votes for Governor Babatunde Fashola at the April governorship election.
The General Secretary of the association, Kabiru Abubakar, said the cattle dealers decided to support Fasholaâ€™s re-election because he had supported the cause of the Hausa community since he became governor.
Abubakar spoke at the handing over of rural electrification project to cattle dealers at the abattoir by the state government on Tuesday, saying,Â “This has never happened before.
â€œThe cattle dealers who were at the Tafawa Balewa Square during Fasholaâ€™s rally some days ago andÂ the over 30,000 taxable adults operating at the Lagos State Animal Market are 100 percent in support of Fashola’s re-election.
â€œWe are going to come out in April to vote for him in order for him to continue to transform Lagos State.Â We wish the governor the best of luck in all his undertaking,â€ he said.
The cattle dealers, however, lamented the scarcity of water at the abattoir appealed to the state government to consider giving them water so that they would not have to spend too much to buy water for the animals.