UNITED Progressive Party (UPP) has
accused Anambra governor, Chief
Willie Obiano of taking the people of
the state for a ride for imposing
payment of N9million per
governorship aspirant for the pasting
of campaign posters around the three
senatorial zones of the state.
The Anambra Signage and
Advertisement Agency(ANSAA) had
two months ago announced that all
aspirants to the Anambra governorship
position will pay N3million for each
of the three senatorial zones before
pasting posters.
The money ANSAA managing
Director, Jude Emecheta said would
be used by the agency to clear up the
mess generated by the posters after the
election.
But UPP in a press statement signed
by its state publicity secretary, Uche
Amaku which was made available
to journalists in Awka yesterday said the law was not only malicious but
showed lack of respect for the people
of the state.
The release by UPP stated, “Apart
from levying that is obviously
malicious and ill intended, the
governor and his faction of All
Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
have continued to erect giant billboards at every corner of the state,
thereby creating the false impression
that there is no electoral competition
in the state.
“While we condemn these obvious
excesses of Governor Obiano, we wish
to assure NdiAnambra that UPP has
resolved to use Governor Obiano’s
severance allowance to clear the
deadly obstruction he erected along
the Awka-Onitsha expressway in the
name of flyovers.”
Recall that the duo of Mr Goddy
Ezeemo of the Progressive Peoples
Alliance (PPA) and Hon Tony Nwoye
of the All Progressives Congress(APC)
both governorship aspirants, have
dragged the state government to court
over the law.
Ezeemo, a front-line aspirant argued
that the law was self serving, and
meant to shut out other aspirants,
except the state governor from
campaigning for the position

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