The Anambra State Government has prohibited the placing of posters on bridges and road demarcations along the streets before the start of campaigns for the 2023 elections in September.
Additionally, the state outlawed sticking campaign signs on light poles, roundabouts, and other public structures and locations.
These were mentioned in a press release that was signed by Tony Odili Ujubuonu, the managing director of Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency.
Ujubuonu ordered that presidential candidates pay N10 million, senatorial candidates N7 million, federal house of representatives candidates N5 million, and state house of assembly candidates N1 million in the statement that was made accessible to press on Saturday.
According to Ujubuonu, the funds would let them to put their campaign posters throughout the state.
He claims that before advertising materials in the form of posters, public address systems, banners, fliers, bunting, T-shirts, caps, and other items are exhibited for use by the general public in the state, they must be fully paid for and approved by the state government authorities.
In addition, he ordered that the money be transferred to the government income account before being distributed elsewhere, stressing that elected officials who defaulted would be prosecuted before elections.
Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency, which is in charge of all forms of advertising in the state, said in part, “As campaign for 2023 general election formally commences next month, September, we wish to bring some critical information to your notice;
“That it is still banned to paste posters on bridges, road markers, street light poles, roundabouts, and public buildings;