Posted by: Odunayo Ogunmola
The Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders’ Forum has condemned the Africa Independent Television (AIT) and the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) for what it called “offensive documentary” against the person of the party’s National Leader Asiwaju BolaTinubu.
The documentary which was entitled: The Lion of Bourdillon alleged that Tinubu was corrupt and treating Yorubaland as his personal estate, among other allegations.
The Publicity Secretary of Ekiti APC Elders’ Forum, Dr. Bayo Orire, described the documentary as a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) evil propaganda against the person of Tinubu whom he said the ruling party is afraid of.
Orire in a chat with The Nation in Ado-Ekiti criticized the two television stations for allowing themselves to be used to carry out a hatchet job against a prominent Nigerian who risked his life to ensure the entrenchment of democracy being enjoyed in the country.
He urged the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to launch an investigation into the documentary and mete out appropriate sanctions against the two television stations for being used to spread hate campaign.
Orire maintained that the documentary violates the NBC code urging the broadcast regulatory agency to take appropriate action to prevent a reoccurrence.
He said the documentary has portrayed the two stations in bad light among many discerning television viewers in Nigeria.
The APC Elders’ spokesman said the Abuja Peace Accord signed by presidential candidates which was replicated in other states of the federation aimed at curbing hate campaign which he accused the PDP of using the documentary to spread.
He said the Forum fully supports Tinubu’s resolve to take a legal action against the erring television house.
Orire said: “The attack on the person of Tinubu attest to the greatness of this man. He is worthy of his title as the leader of the Yoruba race and the emerging national leader.
“We cannot take it from him that he is the foremost politician in Yorubaland and Nigeria and he has done lots of good for these country in the struggle to enthrone and sustain democracy.
“Every sane PDP leader because of his antecedent is afraid of the Buhari and Tinubu front. They are justified in being fearful because he who has nothing to hide would not be afraid of judgment.
“The fear of Buhari and Tinubu is the wisdom of the PDP and the joy of the APC and the future good of Nigeria.”
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