APC Desperately Wants AIT Punished

The presidential campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to investigate Africa Independent ‎Television (AIT) for broadcasting a fake documentary against its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.According to ThisDay, the campaign organisation also wrote to the Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) demanding an apology to APC and its presidential candidate.

The two letters were written by Mr Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, the Director of Legal of the APC presidential campaign organisation, the SAN,‎ 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 the real sponsors of the hate documentary and to also meet with 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 also said NTA was encouraged 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.”

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