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Stakeholders lament refusal of Buhari’s, APC billboards in Enugu

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The Enugu State Leaders and Stakeholders forum has decried what it called the intolerance of the Enugu State government, towards the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress APC,
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The forum lamented that the state government in has refused advertising agents and owners of some billboards  to mount campaigns billboards in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC.

The group speaking through its leader, Chief Amadi Chukwuma claimed that it has it on good authority, that the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi,  has personally ordered that no billboards campaigning for President Buhari and the APC Governorship candidate in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze, be allowed to stand anywhere in the state, despite having paid the necessary levies for such.

The group cited as an instance, a particular large billboard along the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, which has already  been paid for by the APC for use in the next three months, but which the advertisers have been prevented from mounting, by the Enugu State government.

The group said this unwarranted action of the Enugu State government,  has left no one in doubt that the administration of Governor Ugwuanyi,  have finally been turned into a dictatorship, with utmost intentions of using its state privileges, to repress opposition and turn Enugu State into a one party state.

It further said the actions of the Enugu State government, is an official declaration of war on the APC and there is no way the safety of APC members and leaders can be further guaranteed in the State, if the Federal government does not take urgent actions, to prevent this illegality.

“Conscious of the unpopularity of the Ugwuanyi’s administration in Enugu State, the state government is now preventing supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC governorship candidate, Senator Ayogu Eze, from erecting campaign Billboards  from exercising it’s legally guaranteed privilege, of reaching out to the good people of Enugu State. Most worrisome, is the resort of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to threatening advertising agencies and media organizations in the State, with the likely consequences, of being patronized by the APC.”

“This desperate tactic of the Ugwuanyi’s administration in Enugu State, and the resort to pulling down President Buhari campaign billboards, could be seen as an admission that the PDP is no longer  sellable to the electorate in Enugu State.”

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“Once again, we demand  an urgent action from stakeholders, the security agencies and the Federal government, to put a stop to this attack on democracy in Enugu State.”

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