PDP, APC at war over billboards in Cross River
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) are trading words over the destruction of billboards and posters in Cross River State.
The APC governorship candidate, Senator John Owan- Enoh, raised the alarm over the pulling down of his campaign billboards by government’s agency and threatened to stage a state protest if such should continue.
Reacting, Senior Special Assistant/ Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade, Mr. Christian Ita, dismissed all allegations levelled against his boss, noting that the governor has no business with pulling down of billboards belonging to the opposition.On Friday, some billboards and posters belonging to APC in the state were destroyed by unknown persons. Likewise, some belonging to PDP were equally destroyed by other unknown persons.
A statement was issued yesterday by the Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr. Bassey Ita, alleging that PDP was the mastermind.The Director General, Cross River State Signage and Advertisement Agency (CRISSAA), Mr Stanley Nsemo, alleged Owan-Enoh contracted an agency that posted on a board that was owing the state government a three- year fee, adding: “If they came to us, we would have told them that the board was in dispute. The law must be obeyed and nobody is above the law,” he stated.
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