Akpata flays removal of Billboards on gov’s route

The Labour Party Candidate for the September 21 2024 Edo governorship election, Mr Olumide Akpata has condemned the removal of his Billboards on Governor Godwin Obaseki’s right of way in Benin City, Edo State.

Akpata expressed his displeasure during on the spot assessment of the locations where his Billboards were removed in Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha, Egor and Ovia North East Local Government Areas of the State by unscrupulous elements.

He accused one Mr Charles Egharevba in the revenue Department of the State, to have sent “text messages to him and his Billboards installers, telling them to take down the Billboards”.

“They had the temerity to say that the Billboard in Akenzua street is a route that the Governor takes regularly. So, I must take my Billboards down.

“It’s ridiculous that this is the kind of stunts that this Government pulls all the time”, Akpata declared that consequences await anyone that removes his Billboards henceforth.

He stated that he will replace the vandalized Billboards within the next 48 hours, having fulfilled all the necessary contractual agreements, including payments of over N6 million to the relevant agency of government before the Billboards were elected.

According to him, “Nobody has monopoly of brigandage. I am not here to complain; I am not a complainant. I am here to sound a note of warning. We paid for these Billboards – All 4 sizes. We paid over N6 million”.

TheNewspad recalls that few months ago, a Chieftain of LP in Edo State, Mr Patrick Osagie Eholor, called out Governor Obaseki on social Media over the alleged vandalism of LP Candidate Billboards in some parts of the State.

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