We ’ve no power on billboards’ advert placement, restates Edo PDP
• Says Tinubu, APC should be ashamed to campaign with its handling of affairs
• Obaseki outspokenness critical for nation’s economic survival, Nehikhare states
The Deputy Director, Media and Publicity, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Edo State Campaign Management Council (SCMC), Chris Nehikhare, yesterday, denied banning opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) from erecting billboards for the 2023 general election in Edo State.
Nekhikhare, while reacting to the allegation that the state government banned other political parties in the state from erecting campaign billboards across the state, said that the PDP paid for its billboards long ago ahead of the campaigns and not the state government.
The deputy director for Information, said Edo government did not sponsor or pay for billboards used for political rally.
He said that the campaign billboards were sponsored and solely paid for a long time ago by the party’s campaign council in the state.
Besides, he said that the state government was not the owner of billboards, adding that government only makes policies to regulate and control billboards locations in the state.
ALSO, Nehikhare has said that the Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo and the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as well as the APC governors, should be ashamed to campaign with their party’s catastrophic handlings of the nation’s affairs in the last seven years.
Nehikhare, while briefing newsmen in Benin City, yesterday, said that Obaseki’s outspokenness on critical issues bedeviling the country should be commended, noting that the call became imperative to save the country from doom.
He said that Obaseki was not merely making a political campaign statement, but a call for self-appraisal and national preservation.
The APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) had through Keyamo expressed dismay with Obaseki over his comment that Nigeria will break up if the APC wins the presidential election.