Peter Obi, Datti: Tinubu Petitions NBC, Wants Channels TV Sanctioned, Gives Reason

Peter Obi, Datti: Tinubu Petitions NBC, Wants Channels TV Sanctioned, Gives Reason

  • The Nigerian Broadcasting Code has received a fresh petition from the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
  • This is as Tinubu petitioned NBC, seeking the sanction of Channels Television for allegedly breaching the Nigerian Broadcasting Code
  • According to the president-elect, Channels TV allowed its guest, LP vice presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, to make several incendiary comments

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.

In the petition dated March 30, 2023, Tinubu urged the commission to sanction Channels Television for allegedly breaching the Nigerian Broadcasting Code, Vanguard reported on Friday, March 31st.

Bola Tinubu, APC, Labour Party, Peter Obi, February 25 presidential election, Channels TV
Tinubu wants Channels TV sanctioned. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

Why Channels TV should be sanctioned, Tinubu speaks

The former Lagos State governor accused Baba-Ahmed of making several comments attacking the integrity of the 25 February 2023 Presidential elections.

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In the interview, Datti faulted the emergence of Tinubu as the President-elect and categorically asked President Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria not to swear him in.

In his petition, Tinubu said the host of the show should have cautioned the Labour Party candidate for making such unguarded comments and that for failing to do so, the station should be sanctioned.

APC reacts to Labour Party’s approved protest at White House

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the United States condemned the planned protest by the Labour Party (LP) at the White House.

The United States granted the permit for the supporters of LP presidential candidate Peter Obi to stage a protest at the park close to the White House on Monday, April 3.

It was gathered that the United States authorities would allow only 100 protesters at Lafayette Park in Washington D.C. for just four hours.

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Interim government plot: Fani-Kayode urges DSS to arrest Atiku, Peter Obi, gives reason reported earlier that a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), Femi Fani-Kayode, called for the arrest of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer for the February 25 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

The former minister of aviation on Thursday, March 29, urged the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Atiku and Obi over an alleged call for an interim government, instead of handing over power to the democratically elected president on May 29th.

Fani-Kayode made this plea through a statement shared on his Twitter page, titled: “Arrest the Rebels and Treasonable Subversives!”


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