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. The governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, had fined his own political party, APC, for violating his Executive Order 3 of 2022
. Umahi is asking his party to pay the sum of N5 million into the account of the state for pasting posters on flyover bridges, electric poles and many other unlawful places
. Executive Order 5 prohibited political parties from making use of markets, parks, and schools as campaign grounds as well as pasting posters on critical infrastructure without the government's clearance
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Abakaliki, Ebonyi - Dave Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi, has fined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state the sum of N5 million for violating the state's Executive Order 3 of 2022.
The order forbade political parties from using public places like schools, parks and markets for political activities without getting clearance from the state government, Daily Trust reported
Why did Umahi fines APC in Ebonyi state?
The order, which was signed by Umahi in November, prohibited political parties from pasting posters on critical infrastructure without getting approval from the state government.
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The fine slammed on the APC, which is also the governor's party, is contained in a statement signed by Uchenna Orji, Umahi's commissioner for information and orientation, in Abakaliki, the state capital on Sunday, December 25.
Umahi lamented that his party had continued to paste posters on electric poles, concrete roads, meridians and flyover bridges.
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Aside from the APC, other parties found guilty of this act included the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP).
Orji argued that the APC started it when it flagged off its presidential and governorship campaign in the state, adding that the ruling party littered the infrastructures with posters and made other political parties do the same.
The statement reads in part:
“The APC must pay the money to the state’s Internally Generated Revenue account and obtain a receipt.
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Youth Hekima earlier reported that the government of Ebonyi led by Dave Umahi has named a world-class stadium after the late former military head of state, General Sani Abacha.
Gumsu Sani Abacha, daughter to the former military leader and first lady of Yobe state, said the honour was strictly on merit, no lobby.
Bashir Ahmed, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on digital communication, also thanked the governor for the honour.
Source: Youth Hekima