VPRO-E NEWS: President won’t order removal of campaign posters – Abati


Despite dissociating President Goodluck Jonathan from the 2015 campaign posters, littering the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Presidency has stated that it would not give orders for the posters to be removed.

Rather, the presidency has stated that regulatory bodies responsible for the control of campaigns and advertisement will be left to do their job.

This was made known by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, who stated that it is not the place of the President to give orders for the removal of the posters.

Speaking to Channels Television on the criticisms that the President should order the removal of the posters if they are actually a distraction, Dr Abati explained that those whose job it is to ensure that there is order in society should be allowed to carry out the necessary investigations on the matter and make sure that it does not pose any threat to public law and order.

Campaign posters announcing President Goodluck Jonathan’s readiness to contest the 2015 presidential election were on Wednesday pasted across major spots in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The presidency later in the day, dissociated itself from the campaign posters, saying “those who are behind it are not acting as the president’s agents.”

The presidential spokesperson on Thursday, reiterated that the President has not launched any campaign and is not behind the posters that adorn the streets in Abuja.

The all-glossy posters which were strategically pasted in some areas of the FCT were posted courtesy of the South-South People’s Action Group.

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