Broom sellers in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, have commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) for organizing its presidential rally in the state, saying it sparked a boom to their business.
The party held its presidential rally on Jan. 8 ahead of the 2015 general elections and a survey conducted by NAN revealed that the price of broom skyrocketed in some areas of the state within the period of the rally.
Mr Patrick Ikpeazu, a seller at Obelle, Ovom Community, Yenagoa Local Government Area, told NAN that the brooms within the period were sold between N150 and N250 each, depending on the size.
“Right now, the price has turned back to the previous price of N80 and N100, but I must say that APC as a party has turned around broom business, not only in Bayelsa but most parts of the country.
“The business was good within the period of rally, I sold all my brooms and I thank God for the day and the opportunity for us.
“We did not hike the price to the detriment of APC presidential rally in the state but we did it for us to have a livelihood.
“I travelled as far as Imo state to purchase the brooms and I have to think on what price to sell, so that I can make a little gain,’’ he said.
Another seller in Swalli Market, Mrs Mercy Kuro, explained that the business boomed at the period and also commended APC rally in the state.
“The price was not high; selling broom between N150 and N200 was not too big for such big occasion and you know that broom is the symbol of the party,’’ she said.
Mr Timipa Tiwei, the state APC Chairman, said that broom was a good symbol and would be used to sweep in development in the country.
“The broom is a symbol for change and our great party is a moving train for change,” he said.