The Atiku-Agbaje Media Engagement Network (AAMEN), has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC), of jumping the gun and pushing campaign materials through Lagos in clear violation of electoral regulations.
Describing the display of political posters and boards through Lagos as illegal and a display of APC’s usual penchant for impunity, AAMEN asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to call the ruling party to order and impose sanctions.
“These APC campaign posters and boards show a clear act of impunity. They are illegal, reckless and provocative,” AAMEN said.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the group’s Executive Secretary, Felix Oboagwina, urged the regulating agencies, including INEC and the Lagos State Advertising Regulating Agency (LASRA), to wield the big stick and impose sanctions on the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Sanwoolu, and others behind the sponsorship, production and circulation of the billboards and posters.
AAMEN said: “Lagosians should be rest assured that at the appropriate time, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, all our legislative candidates and Lagos PDP will match APC poster for poster, billboard for billboard, banner for banner and jingle for jingle. This initial gragra by APC will be adequately matched by PDP in due season.”
INEC schedule stipulates that political campaigns should begin on December 1 for governorship and state houses of assembly polls.
“In clear contravention of the electoral timetable and regulations, the campaign boards and posters of the APC Governorship Candidate, Mr. Sanwoolu, and the party’s legislative candidates are being brazenly displayed throughout the state,” AAMEN complained.