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Politics of Friday, 13 July 2018

Source: Starrfmonline.com

NDC bans candidates from mounting campaign billboards

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has warned candidates in its upcoming national executive election from mounting billboards as they campaign for the posts, a document sighted by Starrfmonline.com revealed.

The party will also take action against candidates who post more than 20 posters at the conference grounds.

The directive by the main opposition party comes after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was berated over the extent of opulence through posters at its just ended conference at Koforidua.

A representative of the UK’s Conservative Party Dr. John Hayward expressed concerns over THE elaborate posters at conference grounds during his solidarity message.

“I came through the streets today and I saw so many posters of the wonderful candidates here. But I had to reflect. I think I saw more posters than the delegates at this conference and I wondered, ‘is this really the best use of our resources?’” Dr. Hayward said.

Even though the NDC is yet to set a date for its national executive elections, the directive has reportedly being given to the party members through their various regional executives.

“Aspirants are not allowed to mount billboards throughout the campaign periods.

“ Aspirants are only entitled to two banners (4×6 size) at the congress grounds.

“ No aspirant shall post more than 20 posters at the conference grounds. Aspirants must desist from personal attacks on each other on any platform. Any aspirant who violates these regulations shall be disqualified,” the directive said among others.