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The Ogun state Government has ordered aspirants in all political parties to obtain relevant approvals before the display of political advertisement across the state.
The government also ordered the aspirants to abide by the provision Laws of the state.
This was stated in a statement signed on Monday by the General Manager, Ogun state Signage and Advertisement Agency, Fola Onifade in the state.
Onifade stated that all aspirants must pay required statutory fees in order to be qualified to place political advertisement on public structure.
The statement reads, “the 2023 electioneering season is upon us and political campaigns are beginning to surface across the state
“It is therefore imperative to inform aspirants in all political parties in the state to obtain relevant approvals; and, pay required statutory fees to the agency before any political advertisement is deployed.
“Aspirants are to know that in accordance with the Schedule 2(2) of the Ogun state Signage law, all political signs shall not exceed one and half square meters on residential properties and three square meters on non-residential properties. The height in all cases must not exceed two meters.
“Schedule 2(3) further provides that posters or hand bills shall not exceed a maximum face area of 0.5 square meter and shall not be pasted or displayed on the surface of any public building, fence, perimeter wall or public structures like bridges and board shelters.
“Be informed that any infraction to the above will attract immediate removal of the affected material. To avoid such situation, all aspirants are enjoined to strictly follow the provision of the law.”