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08.10.2008 NPP News

NPP Posters Under Threat In Weija?

The Weija Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed worry at the increasing rate at which people are defacing, dismantling and destroying the party's posters in the constituency.

It said over the last three months, over 200 posters and seven billboards had either been defaced or destroyed.

Alhaji Issa Tafciru, Weija Constituency Chairman of the NPP, was speaking to journalists after he had taken them to about 25 spots in the constituency where the billboards and posters of the aspirant, Ms Ayorkor Botchwey, were either removed or defaced with green paint.

Alhaji Tafciru said no amount of destruction of the party's billboards and posters would stop it from winning the seat.

He was highly optimistic that the development projects and good governance by the Kufuor Administration coupled with the resilience and commitment of the NPP parliamentary aspirant for Weija, Ms Ayokor Botchway would bear fruit.

Some of the areas visited where most of the billboards and posters were either destroyed, defaced and removed entirely were Galeleo, Amanfrom, J Dee and Top Base.

Alhaji Tafciru said although three persons had been arrested and handed over to the Anyaa Police, the problem seemed to be on the ascendancy.

"What surprises me is that all posters and billboards of the other aspirants are intact, although most of them are posted on the same walls or poles," he said.

He also expressed surprise that the pepertrators were not deterred by the arrest some culpprits who were before court.

Story by Donald Ato Dapatem