Edo 2024: Edo Govt Condemns Bill Board Vandalism

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FROM IKHILI EBALU, BENIN CITY

The Edo State Government has condemned the vandalism of campaign bill board in the political parties in the state, urged those involved to address issues through proper channels.

The Honourable Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Osa Nehikhare, stated this yesterday in Benin City while reacting to the allegation made by Olumide Akpata, that some of his campaign Bill boards were vandalized by some suspect hoodlums in Benin City.

Nehikhare, said, “We acknowledge the concerns raised by Mr. Olumide Akpata regarding the removal of his campaign bill board. The Edo State Government condemns any form of vandalism and urges all parties involved to address such issues through proper channels.

“While we understand Mr. Akpata’s frustration, we encourage him to engage with the relevant agencies responsible for the management of signage to settle any outstanding bills or disputes.

“Threats of violence or disobedience have no place in our democratic process, and all parties should conduct themselves with decorum and respect for the law.

“It is essential that we focus on constructive dialogue and peaceful engagement rather than resorting to tactics that may incite division or unrest”,he said.

The commissioner, noted that Edo State government remains committed to upholding the rule of law and will address any disruptive behavior, regardless of one’s status or affiliation.

He, however, encouraged Akpata to address the internal challenges within his party and works towards fostering unity and stability.

“Let us all strive to promote a peaceful and inclusive electoral process for the benefit of all citizens”,he stated.

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