As the race for the November governorship race gets closer, the State Governor, Mr Willie Obiano has perfected plans to wreck other candidates financially, while ripping them financially to his benefit.
One of the strategies put in place by him is imposing bills on aspirants who want to make use of billboards situated in the state.
This revelation was made by one of the aspirants Osita Chidoka of United Peoples Party (UPP). According to him “under the draconian tariff, candidates are required to pay N5 million per view side of Unipoles; N5 millon per view side of gantries and bridge panels; and N10 million for LEDs. The state is also charging the candidates N5 million for posters per senatorial zone, N2 million per Federal Constituency and N500, 000 per Local Government. Our state has three senatorial zone, 11 federal constituencies and 21 Local Government Areas.
If my campaign were to erect 3 Unipoles billboards per Local government, the 21 Local Governments in the state will cost us N315 Million in fees to the Anambra State Government. We cannot afford this outrageous cost whose purpose can only be to exclude law-abiding candidates.
More so when the Governor’s Party had seized private Billboards throughout the state for their ongoing campaign without paying the owners of the Billbords not to talk of paying the exorbitant state fees”