By Cheke Emmanuel


Scores of traders were on Saturday forced out of Gudi market in Nasarawa State for the wedding of Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Gudi is the home of the governor.

The market square was the venue of Sule’s daughter, Fatima, who got married to an official of Dangote Group of Companies, Abduhakeen Somunu.

Traders were forced to leave the Gudi market square to a primary school for the wedding Fatiha which coincided with the market day.

The Gudi market square is located in front of the palace of the District Head of Gudi, who is the governor’s father.

The wedding was attended by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, President of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, his Borno State-counterpart, Babagana Zulum, the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, top government functionaries and politicians, among other special guests.

Some of the market women bemoaned the suffering caused them by the wedding ceremony which forced them to vacate the market square on a market day.

Some of them, Esther Muchu, Matter Lama and Angnes Musa, blamed the governor for not creating a temporary market for the market to hold as usual without any disturbance.

They lamented the loss of huge revenue to government on the market day, just as they decried poor turn out and poor sales because of the wedding.