By Ikeugonna Eleke
Presidential candidates of all political parties in Nigeria will pay N10 million each for their posters in Anambra State, the state government has revealed.
These include: Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of APC; Mr Peter Obi of Labour Party; Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of PDP; Retired Justice Peter Umeadi of APGA, among others.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency (ANSAA), Mr Tony Ujubuonu, stated this in a public notice issued in Anambra State on Saturday.
The public notice also listed that other candidates for public offices would pay varying amounts too to paste their posters anywhere in the state.
While presidential candidates are mandated to pay N10million, senatorial candidates will pay N7 million, while Federal House of Representatives candidates will pay N5 million. State House of Assembly candidates will pay N1 million.
The notice read, “As campaigns for 2023 General Elections officially commence next month, September, the Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA), in charge of all forms of Advertising in the state, wishes to bring some important information to your notice.
“That posting of posters on bridges, road demarcations, street light poles, roundabouts and public buildings, remain prohibited.
”That every campaign material and advert forms such as posters, public address systems, banners, fliers, buntings, t-shirts, caps and sundries, must be duly approved for after full payment of the requisite fee.
“That every billboard must be displayed through a registered advertising practitioner after the advertising content has been vetted by the APCON.”