Campaign Organisationl has asked the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission to investigate Africa Independent Television (AIT) for broadcasting a fabricated hate documentary against its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)
The campaign organisation also wrote to the Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority to tender an apology to APC and its presidential candidate.
The two letters were written by the Director of Legal of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, SAN, who is also the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Imo State.
“I therefore demand your good office to immediately investigate the said hate broadcast with a view to taking appropriate punitive steps against AIT and its comrades in this unholy act,” the letter stated.
APC also asked the DG, NTA, to disclose to it the real sponsors of the hate documentary and to also meet with the APC's National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, with a view to packaging a remedial broadcast.
“Failure on your side to comply immediately with the above demands would certainly force us to take drastic court action against you,” the letter to the DG NTA read.
It said NTA was goaded into carefully and intentionally turning its respected television station into a ready tool for hate groups that do not wish Nigeria well.
The letter to NBC's DG calling for AIT's probe and dated January 26th, 2015 reads: “I bring to your attention the fabricated and hate broadcast by AIT against APC and its presidential candidate.
“This hate broadcast has been on from Saturday, 24th January 2015 to Sunday 25th January 2015 at at 11pm.
“All well meaning Nigerians and persons all over the world are worried that Daar Communication Plc could do this evil to Nigerians' sensibilities by broadcasting fixed and fabricated lies for hate purposes.
“The twisting of facts on the broadcast is unprecedented.”
The campaign council noted the allusion to the fact that Buhari had contested in the past and failed but cited the case of Abraham Lincoln who failed elections for over seven times yet he became one of the best presidents of the United States of America.
“APC and her presidential candidate are aware that every life has its past but that past must not be a fabricated one. No nation can build its future and elect its true leaders on falsehood and hate broadcast. The broadcast is utter disservice to Nigeria,” the letter reads.
The APC campaign council said at this solemn period of the general election, the Nigerian electorate should not be treated to this disturbing level of fabricated and hate broadcast.
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