- Accusations Against Senior Government Official: Hon John Yakubu, a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, has accused an unnamed senior state government official of orchestrating the illegal removal of his billboards across strategic locations in Benin City. Yakubu claims that the official abused their position of power to oppress him and calls on Governor Godwin Obaseki to address the incident promptly, warning of potential legal action.
- Innocuous Content of Billboards: Yakubu emphasizes that the billboards carried no party logo or any political affiliation. They merely displayed a statement reading “Edo of our dream is possible.” The aspirant finds it perplexing that such a harmless message would provoke the anger of the government official. He denounces the act as reprehensible, irresponsible, and an attempt to hinder his efforts to connect with and inspire the people of Edo State.
- Fear of a Threatened Ambition: Yakubu suggests that the senior government official, who is rumored to have aspirations for the 2024 gubernatorial race, became alarmed and intimidated by the positive reception his campaign message received. The aspirant believes that the official’s actions were motivated by fear, as the message resonated with the people of Edo State who long for a better future. Yakubu asserts that if the billboards are not restored promptly, legal action will be pursued to seek redress.