When in a recession, stomach infrastructure becomes much more literal and sometimes immediately edible; cash becomes recharge cards and small bags of rice get substituted with Akara.
As the Edo governorship tussle between Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) draws closer, the state is momentarily a beehive of activity.
In the midst of all that activity, somewhere in the state, there’s a banner hanging proudly, calling on everyone to come forth and be blessed with Akara (Bean cake).
“APC free Akara for all”, said the green-white-blue banner of the ruling party.
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