Edo State Government has banned billboards owners in the state from accepting advert campaign projects from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
The ban was disclosed to newsmen on Tuesday night in Benin City by a member of the Billboards’ Association in Edo, Mr. Ibrahim Momoh.
Momoh noted that Governor Godwin Obaseki even threatened to confiscate the billboard of anyone who disregards the directive.
Also confirming the development, the Assistant Secretary, Billboard Owners Association, Edo State chapter, Mr. Precious Otameh, said: “A message came from Edo State Government House telling us not to accept Adverts from APC and other opposition parties in the state.
“We have been waiting for them for guidelines till this moment. They keep telling us not to erect any advert billboard from any opposition party until further notice.”
Reacting, Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Chris Nekhihare, said the state government has paid for the billboards in advance, knowing elections are coming.