Report said, for political parties in Rivers to make use of government-owned schools for rally, it must pay a sum of N5m to the state’s coffers.
This account was by SaharaReporters citing a so-called Executive Order 21.
The said order, according to the report, prohibited the use of public schools for political parties without approval from the Ministry of Education.
It added that it would take applicants N5m in deposit to make use of the school facilities, adding that such application must be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the campaign with the approval subject to the discretion of the state government.
According to the report, Gov. Nyesom Wike stressed that a local council chairman had the right to stop any rally if approval was not sought.
He also warned that the state government would not allow political parties and their supporters to disturb the peace in the state, as the campaigns begin.