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Stop destroying opponents’ campaign materials, Ortom tells Benue residents

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has warned those in the habit of destroying posters, billboards and other campaign materials of political opponents to desist from the act.

In a statement issued on Sunday by Terver Akase, special adviser to the governor on media and publicity, Ortom noted that those who refuse to desist from such act will face punishment according to the law.

The governor said democracy guarantees freedom for everyone to campaign without molestation, adding that no individual or group has the right to pull down campaign materials of opponents.

He, however, advised political parties, their candidates and supporters to always ensure that their posters and billboards are mounted in approved locations.

Ortom said anyone who intends to erect a billboard should seek the approval of relevant government agencies.

Earlier in the month, Ortom inaugurated the PDP campaign council in Makurdi, the capital of the state.

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