Shaibu protests over destroyed campaign billboards
Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has warned those destroying his campaign billboards to desist from such an act, describing it as inimical to the growth of democracy.
Speaking on Lagos Street on Monday after inspecting one of the dismantled billboards, Shaibu said the destruction would not help anyone as it was the Edo people that could decide who would become the next governor of the state
Shaibu, who was visibly angry when he went to see the destroyed billboard on Lagos Street, around Ring Road, said his campaign billboards were dismantled on two different occasions in the same spot.
The deputy governor said he had secured all the stands for his campaign billboards since June 2023 and was annoyed that they were being destroyed.
He added, “I am a man who plans ahead in whatever I want to do. I paid and secured all of the spots across the state, and signed an MoU with the owners and paid fully.
“This kind of ugly development is capable of scaring private investors from the state. This is why we have to be very careful as a government and individual in our actions.
“We are going to replace the billboard right now and we hope it will not be tampered with again.
“We have been patient enough; they must not provoke us. Our patience must not be taken for granted. Edo is a peaceful state. We must allow peace to prevail before, during and after the election.”