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Anambra State Govt Bans Campaign Posters In Public Places

Anambra State Govt Bans Campaign Posters In Public Places

Anambra State Govt Bans Campaign Posters In Public Places

Anambra State Govt Bans Campaign Posters In Public Places

The Anambra State Government has prohibited the placing of posters on bridges and road demarcations along the streets before the start of campaigns for the 2023 elections in September.

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Additionally, the state outlawed sticking political campaign signs on light poles, roundabouts, and other public structures and locations.

These were mentioned in a press release that was signed by Tony Odili Ujubuonu, the managing director of Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency.

In the statement made available to journalists on Saturday, Ujubuonu mandated presidential candidates to pay N10m, senatorial candidates to N7m, the federal house of representatives to pay N5m, and the state house of assembly to N1m.

Anambra State Govt Bans Campaign Posters In Public Places

Ujubuonu said the payments would make them eligible to paste their campaign posters in the state.

According to him, such materials in advert forms such as posters, public address systems, banners, fliers, bunting, T-shirts, caps, and sundries must be fully paid for and approved by the state government authority before it is displayed for public consumption in the state.

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He also directed that the payment be made to the government revenue account before pasting anywhere, noting that politicians who defaulted would face legal prosecution before the election.

The statement read in part, “As the campaign for the 2023 general election officially commences next month, September, Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency in charge of all forms of advertising in the state wishes to bring some important information to your notice;

Anambra State Govt Bans Campaign Posters In Public Places

“That pasting of posters on bridges, road demarcations; street light poles, roundabouts, and public buildings remain prohibited;

“That every campaign material and advert forms such as posters, public address systems, banners, fliers, buntings, T-shirts, caps, and sundries must be duly approved for after full payment of the requisite fee;

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“That every billboard must be displayed through a registered advertising practitioner after the advertising content has been vetted by the APCON.”

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According to the statement, the statutory costs for out-of-home media and mobile advertising were pegged at N100,000 for 48 sheets billboards, N500,000 for spectacular billboards, N500,000 gantry displays; N100,000 for irregularly shaped billboards; N50,000 for the branded vehicles; and N5,000 for Keke rear branding, respectively.


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