The Anambra State Government has banned the pasting of posters on bridges and road demarcations along the streets ahead of the commencement of campaigns for the 2023 General elections in September.
The state government also prohibited the pasting of campaign posters on street light poles; round-abouts and other public buildings and places.
The ban was stated in a press statement signed by the Managing Director, Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency, Tony Odili Ujubuonu.
The public notice also listed that other candidates for public offices will pay varying amounts too, to paste their posters anywhere in the state.
While Presidential candidates are mandated to pay N10million, Senatorial Candidates will pay N7million, while Federal House of Representatives candidates will pay N5mllion; and State House of Assembly candidates will pay N1mllion.
The statement read in part, “As campaign for 2023 general election officially commences next month, September, Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency 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, round-abouts 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.”
According to the statement, the statutory costs for out-of-home media and mobile advertising were pegged at ₦100,000 for 48 sheets billboards, ₦500,000 for spectacular billboards, ₦500,000 gantry displays; ₦100,000 for irregular shaped billboard; ₦50,000 for branded vehicle; and ₦5,000 for Keke rear branding, respectively.