With the much anticipated 2015 general elections now behind us, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, April 23, 2015, ordered all election campaign posters and billboards to be taken down.
The press statement sent to The Trent by Reuben Abati, Special Advisor to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity said:
“With the 2015 presidential elections now concluded and the country preparing for the inauguration of a new administration on May 29, President Goodluck Jonathan believes that it is appropriate that steps be taken to restore the environment in Nigerian cities, towns and villages to their pre-elections campaign state.
‘He directed the PDP Presidential campaign Organisation and all other organisations that coalesced with the Jonathan/Sambo Support Group to immediately begin clearing the billboards, posters, banners, e.t.c which will still adorned the landscapes in major cities in the country.
‘The President also acknowledged the calm manner in which his supporters and other Nigerians conducted themselves before, during and after the elections, he thanked all contributors to and also those who worked with immense dedication in the Jonathan/Sambo campaign.
“He enjoined Nigerians to put the elections behind and join hands with the incoming administration to make Nigeria peaceful, united, stable and progressive nation.”