New information reaching us shows that, the billboards of Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan and that of Gen Muhammadu Buhari, another presidential candidate were erected in Accra because of the security risks.
Ghana’s National security pulled down the billboards over the weekend with the help of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
According to Ghanaweb.com, a security expert at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Dr. Kwesi Annin, had indicated that Ghana had been saved from a possible attack by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, by pulling down the billboards put up in some parts of Accra.
He was quoted to have said that political elite in the country could have been targeted by Boko Haram if the political campaign in Ghana was not stopped.
He said, ?I think it is critical that the National Security and Accra Metropolitan Assembly have listened to the concerns and voices raised by ordinary citizens that these billboards and some level of active political engagement might pose potential threat in the future.?
He said the removal of the billboards should not only be about Boko Haram, but also about whether or not laws governing the country permit foreign political entities to campaign in Ghana.