Unity Party accuses Ogun govt of sabotaging its billboard

Governor Ibikunle Amosun
Governor Ibikunle Amosun

The Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, Ogun State Chapter, has accused the Ogun State Government of pulling down the billboard of its governorship candidate, Rotimi Paseda, and replacing it with a poster of the governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and his running mate.

Mr. Amosun is running for a second term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The UPN spokesperson, Bola Omololu, made the allegation on Thursday. He said the billboard was located opposite Total Filling Station in Sagamu town of the state and the action of the government was a grand plot by the governor and the APC to intimidate and oppress the opposition.

Mr. Omololu noted UPN had paid to the state outdoor signage agency for the billboard space before pasting its candidate’s photograph on it.

However, when contacted, the general manager of Ogun State Signage Advertising Agency, Akinlabi Bandele, said it knew nothing about the issue and directed the party to contact the advert agency handling their outdoor campaign.
Mr. Bandele added that the agency does not relate with individuals or political party in that respect.

He, however, noted that the agency which registered the billboard site only paid for four weeks, which has since expired on January 18.

“We don’t really have any issue with (UPN).It is only the outdoor advertising agency that we deal with. They should talk to their agency to find out if they have paid,” Mr. Bandele said.

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