Don’t destroy opponents’ campaign materials, Ortom warns

By Sunday Iduh

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has warned that, those in the habit of destroying posters, billboards and other campaign materials of political opponents should desist from the act or be prepared to face punishment according to the law.

Governor Ortom explained that democracy guarantees freedom for everyone to campaign without molestation, and emphasized that no individual or group has the right to pull down campaign materials of opponents.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Media Publicity, Terver Akase, in a statement on Sunday said his principal, however, advises political parties, their candidates and supporters to always ensure that their posters and billboards were mounted in approved locations and to desist from defacing Makurdi, as well as other towns of the state with indiscriminate placement of campaign materials.

According to the statement, Governor Ortom says anyone who intends to erect a billboard should seek the approval of relevant government agencies.

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