Anambra State government has said all presidential candidates must pay N10 million each to paste a campaign poster in the state.
KEMI FILANI NEWS reports that All Progressive Congress presidential candidate is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar for Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of Labour Party.
The state government also said senatorial candidates would pay N7 million, the Federal House of Representatives candidates to pay N5 million, and the State House of Assembly N1million to be eligible to paste their campaign posters in the state.
The MD/CEO of Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency, ANSAA, Tony Odili Ujubuonu, disclosed this in a statement.
According to Ujubuonu, the statutory costs for out-of-home media and mobile advertising are N100,000 for 48 sheets of billboards; N500,000 for Spectacular billboards; N500,000 Gantry displays; N100,000 for an irregularly shaped billboard; N50,000 for a branded vehicle; and N5,000 for Keke rear branding, respectively.
The state government also banned the pasting of campaign posters on the street light poles, round-about and other public buildings in the state.
The statement also disclosed that materials in advert forms such as posters, public address systems, banners, fliers, bunting, T-shirts, caps and sundries must be fully paid for and approved by the government authority before they are displayed for public consumption.
It also directed that the payment be made to the government revenue account before pasting posters anywhere.
It noted that politicians who default on the payments would face legal prosecution before the election.
The statement read in part: “As the campaign for the 2023 general election officially commences next month, September; 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 pasting 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.”