PDP denies destruction of APC billboards in Enugu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State has denied reports that the party was responsible for the destruction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) billboards in the state. Enugu State Leaders and Stakeholders forum had decried what it called the intolerance of the Enugu State government, towards the main opposition party in the state, the APC saying that the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, personally ordered that no billboards campaigning for President Buhari and the APC governorship candidate in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze, be allowed to stand anywhere in the state, despite having paid the necessary levies for such. But the PDP in a statement signed by the state’s Chairman, Augustine Nnamani, titled ‘Enugu PDP Press Statement on APC’s false Allegation’ said that ‘contrary to the allegation, it was the APC that has been destroying PDP billboards in the state despite the fact that an advocacy group, Youth Coalition for Good Governance, had recently raised the alarm in the media over such plans by members of the major opposition political party in the state – “to destroy all billboards erected in strategic locations in Enugu by teaming supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led state government”. The party further said that the allegation by the factional state chairman of the APC, Mr. Ben Nwoye that the PDP is stopping the party from mounting its billboards in the state and destroying available ones was unfounded. The PDP statement reads thus ‘the attention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State has been drawn to the unfounded allegation by the factional state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Ben Nwoye that the PDP is stopping the party from mounting its billboards in the state and destroying available ones. Ordinarily, the state chapter of the PDP would have wished not to join issues with the opposition APC in the state, over series of mischievous allegations against our great party, but since this recent accusation is capable of undermining[…]

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