2023: Rivers bans use of structures in residential areas as campaign offices


Rivers State Government has banned the use of premises, buildings and structures in residential areas in urban and non-urban areas as campaign offices by political parties.


The government said any political party that wishes to use structures in residential areas as campaign office must seek permission from the Rivers State Ministry of Planning and Urban Development.


The ban was contained in Executive Order 22 signed by Governor Nyesom Wike.


According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Chris Finebone, Executive Order 22 took effect on Nov. 11, 2022.


The commissioner quoted the governor as frowning at the defacement of expensive public properties in Port Harcourt and the indiscriminate posting of handbills, banners and all sorts of unauthorized materials.


The executive order also prohibits the posting of bills or posters or any other material in unauthorized places.

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