Tinubu has petitioned NBC and wants Channels TV sanctioned over Datti’s comments.
Glamtush reports that the President-Elect, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu has petitioned the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), urging it to sanction Channels Television for allegedly breaching the Nigerian Broadcasting Code.
Tinubu in a petition dated 30th March, 2023 said, “In line with Section 14.0.1 of the Nigerian Broadcasting Code 6th edition stating the duty of the National Broadcasting Commission to accept complaints from aggrieved persons, bodies or members of the public and investigate as well as apply sanctions where necessary, the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council hereby petitions the Commission on what it considers breaches by CHANNELS TV last week on its programme ‘Politics Today’ which airs daily at 7pm on weekdays,”
In the petition signed by the Director, Media and Publicity, Mr Bayo Onanuga on behalf of the Special Adviser, Media, Public Affairs and Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Tinubu accused the Labour Party LP Vice Presidential candidate Datti Baba-Ahmed of making several incendiary comments impugning the integrity of the 25 February 2023 Presidential elections.
Part of the petition reads; “He (Datti) said the Labour Party won the elections. This is a fallacy and not correct. According to the Code, a Broadcaster is liable when his guest is allowed to make a wild statement that is inaccurate and not based on fact. The only factual figures empirically collated as the final result is the one released by the Independent National Electoral Commission which placed Labour party as third.