- Jude Emecheta said Governor Obiano had no hand in the destruction of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s billboards
- Emecheta who is the MD of the Anambra signage and advertising agency said the senator is still owing the state
- According to the MD, Ubah lied about what he wanted to mount on the billboards
The allegation that Governor Willie Obiano ordered the destruction of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s billboards in Anambra state has been denied.
According to the managing director of Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency, Jude Emecheta, the state governor never instructed thugs to destroy the billboards, Daily Times reports.
Going further, he denied Ubah's claim of N10m payment to the agency.
In fact, he claimed that Ubah is still owing the state over N40m on billboards advertisement for his 2019 senatorial campaigns, Punch added.
“Ubah lied by saying he paid N10m to us. He can’t pay N10m to us and accept a receipt of N7.5m as he is circulating in the social media.
“Secondly, the governor did not ask anybody to destroy Ubah’s billboards. My governor doesn’t reason that way.
“The issue is that Ubah lied to outdoor billboards advertisers that he would be mounting product adverts but will end up mounting political billboards which are costlier. Angered by such half-disclosure, the owners of the billboards will go and dismantle them. We don’t own billboards, we only regulate."
The contestants who are majorly from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are all top business tycoons in the state.
In another report, Legit.ng reported that the idea that former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo will be imposed as the governorship candidate of APGA in Anambra was dismissed.
The national coordinator of All the Progressives Grand Alliance Media Warriors’ Forum, Chinedu Obigwe, assured that there would be a free-and-fair primary election in the party for the November 6 poll.
Also, ahead of the elections in Anambra state, PDP has started the sale of governorship nomination forms for aspirants seeking to contest on its platform.
The party on Monday, March 15, announced that it had commenced the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms for the 2021 gubernatorial poll at the PDP national secretariat, Abuja.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.