President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the removal from the streets across Nigeria, his campaign posters, banners, signboards and other symbols.
In a statement, the President said that with the 2015 presidential elections now concluded and the country preparing for the inauguration of a new administration on May 29, there is urgent need to restore the environment in Nigerian cities, towns and villages to their pre-elections campaign state.
He therefore, directed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation and the various associations that coalesced into the Jonathan/Sambo Support Group should immediately begin the process of removing the posters, billboards, banners, signs and other campaign materials in support of his re-election bid which still adorn the landscape in major cities across the country.
The President thanked all individuals and organisations who made sincere contributions and worked with immense dedication for the Jonathan/ Sambo Campaign even as he commended his supporters and other Nigerians for the disciplined, patriotic and democratic manner in which they comported themselves before, during and after the elections.
“Now that the elections are over except for re-runs in a few states, I urge Nigerians to put the recent political campaigns behind them and join hands with the incoming administration in working for a more united, peaceful, stable and progressive nation.” [myad]