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Ghana: Jonathan & Buhari Billboards Removed For Security Concerns

Channels Television  
Updated January 27, 2015

jona buhaThe campaign billboards of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate and Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate which were located on different roads in Accra, Ghana, have been pulled down for security  reasons.

The Ghana’s National Security Agency ordered that the billboards be removed, showing concerns for the welfare of the citizens.

Kwesi Annin, a security expert at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, reportedly implied that by pulling down the billboards, the country is being preserved from a possible attack by terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Kwesi Annin also stated that the precautionary action taken by the country was to promote the peaceful relationship between Ghana and Nigeria, not making it seem as favouring one party over the other.

Also, he said the decision was taken based on the consideration on whether  the law permits foreign political entities to campaign in Ghana.