Ekiti APC petitions NBC over abuse of state media


Director General of NBC, Emeka Nba,.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has for the second time petitioned the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over professional abuses in the state radio and television stations. The letter was dated July 24, 2015.

It said instead of better management at the stations after they were fined N500, 000 by NBC over professional misconduct, there was no change in the misuse of the stations in the haunting of political opponents, the party’s Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, said in a statement.

“Sequel to our letter dated February 16, 2015 about the above subject matter, we are aware that the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES) was fined N500, 000.00 for the infractions bordering on professional misconduct.

“Sadly, the stations have not desisted from this unprofessional broadcast as they have continued to feed the general public with bare-faced lies against opposition members.

“The station’s Director-General, Lere Olayinka, once again exhibited his habitual unprofessional conduct by approving fabricated stories against my person, for the private producers and presenters of a popular Yoruba newspaper review programme ‘Lati Inu Aka’ to broadcast on their newspapers review programme.

“In the newspaper review on the state radio station presented by the duo of Biodun Ilori and Kayode Falegan, they read the false story that Lere Olayinka had earlier circulated in an online junk newspaper as a newspaper story when it was not in any newspaper.

“They lied that I, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, has a big sore on my leg which they attributed to a spiritual attack as a result of my media criticisms of Governor Fayose over which a spiritualist had asked me to beg the governor for forgiveness. The date of this offensive broadcast was Friday July 24, 2015. Time was 8: 15am to 9: 00am,” Olatubosun explained.

He said the offensive broadcast had caused him embarrassment “as many family members and friends panicked over my health while others see me as a traitor who is begging Governor Fayose secretly while attacking him openly in the media”.

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