The Government of Anambra State has said that all political parties/ candidates are to pay the sum of ten million naira each to display campaign material in the state.
This for contained in a press release which was issued by Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency ANSAA which was signed by its Managing Director Mr. Tony Ujubuonu which reads as follows;
As campaigns for 2023 general elections officially commence next month, September; Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA), in charge of all forms of Advertising in the state, wishes to bring some important information to your notice.
* That posting of posters on the bridges, road demarcations, street light poles, roundabouts and public buildings, remain prohibited.
* That every campaign material and advert forms such as Posters, Public address system, Banners, Fliers, Buntings, T-shirts, Caps and Sundries, must be duly approved for after full payment of the requisite fee.
* That payments for campaigns are exclusive of the office being vied for and are as follows :
a. Presidential Candidate N10,000,000
b. Senatorial Candidate N7,000,000
c. Fed House of Reps N5,000,000
d. State House of Assembly N1,000,000
* That payment for campaigns should be made to Government revenue account before pasting them anywhere.
* That in any case of default in payment, the agency shall through every legal means enforce the defaulters before the election.
* That Statutory Costs for Out of Home Media and Mobile Advertising are as follows:
¶ 48 Sheets billboards N100,000
¶ Spectacular billboards N500,000
¶ Gantry displays N500,000
¶ Irregular shaped billboards N100,000
¶ Branded Vehicles N50,000
¶ Keke rear branding N5,000.
* That every of the billboards must be displayed through a registered Advertising Practitioner after the advert content has been duly vetted by APCON.
* That the office of the Agency is open for consultation and clarification as regards to this Press Release.
Finally, the Agency uses this medium to wish all the candidates luck in their respective outings, while also expecting a cordial compliance from them.
Tony Odili Ujubuoñu
All adverts must pass through the Advertising Practioners Council of Nigeria before the Advert Campaign can fly in the state