- NBC has raised alarm over inflammatory comments by politicians in Edo
- The NBC consequently urged broadcasters to be ethical in what they transmit to the people
- Going further, the commission is also calling for tolerance
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As the Edo state governorship election draws near, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has warned politicians of making inflammatory, inciting and divisive comments.
The NBC consequently called on broadcasters covering the election in Edo state to follow broadcasting ethics when transmitting to their viewers.
Broadcasting companies were asked to inculcate in their viewers the spirit of tolerance to all shades of opinions.
Going further, the NBC in a statement obtained by Legit.ng, asked broadcasting companies to perform the roles of peace agents by adhering to the principle of responsibility, accuracy and neutrality.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the household of Governor Godwin Obaeseki of Edo has openly denied endorsing Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, in the forthcoming election.
Addressing pressman on Wednesday, August 5, spokesperson of the Edo state governor's household Oyuki Gaius-Obaseki Jr said the family will not armfold itself while some dissents are attempting to bring crack into their midst.
Gaius-Obaseki further added that the family has agreed to sanction the marauders who made the false declaration, adding that those who endorsed their son's opponent are shameful.
"We condemn effort by anyone to create a division in our family for some cheap personal gain. And we have agreed on sanction for such persons," Obaseki Jr said.
"As a family, we have some children that have gone out of the way, we will not chase them away. We will not disown them.
"Those persons (who declared for Ize-Iyamu) do not have the authority of the Obaseki worldwide to endorse anyone on behalf of the family and represent us in any capacity whatsoever. They went on their own shamefully," Obaseki Jr further remarked.
Edo governorship election has been scheduled for September 19 by the electoral umpire in the country, leaving the poll a two-horse race between the two heavyweight parties - APC and PDP.
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