Governor Umahi fines APC for indiscriminate campaign posters

The governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has fined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for indiscriminately posting campaign posters.

According to the state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Uchenna Orji, the ruling party violated the provisions of Executive Order 3 of 2022.

He stated that the move was an attempt by the state government to set a good example.

“His Excellency the Governor has decided to use his political party, APC, to set an example, and as such, APC is hereby fined the sum of five million naira (5,000,000.00) for contravention of the laws and executive orders of the state,” the statement read.

“APC must pay the money to the state IGR account, and obtain IGR receipt, and publicise the payment in all media platforms, including social media, before December 31, 2022, or risk being made to pay a default fee of fifty million naira (50,000,000.00).”

“APC is directed to within this period remove all their posters and make good the infrastructure before December 31, 2022. The Governor has decided to forgive all other political parties and appeal to them to remove all their posters on all the critical infrastructure before December 31, 2022, and desist forthwith from defacing the state facilities or face similar penalties like APC, Ebonyi State Chapter.

“The Governor appeals to all Political Parties not to take this benevolence as a sign of weakness on the side of government, as government will seal off all secretariats and campaign offices of such parties for their failure to remove their posters and or desist from continuously pasting of posters on such critical infrastructure.”



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