Wednesday, April 29, 2015

APC overrides Buhari, revokes ban on AIT

I already knew this new President elect is going to make governance interesting with issues like this while he is in office. You remember how Buhari came under harsh criticism when his media team on Monday banned a television crew from AIT from covering the visit by the Cuban envoy to him in Abuja, citing security and ethical standards raised by his family. 
But now in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the incoming Buhari administration would not discriminate against any media organisation, irrespective of its role during the electioneering leading up to the recent polls.
The party, however, enjoined all media organisations to observe the highest level of professional standards in carrying out their duties.
“There is a code of ethics guiding the practice of journalism in Nigeria, and this demands every journalist to ensure a strict adherence to the highest levels of ethics and professionalism in carrying out their duties.
“There must be repercussions within the realms of the law for media organisations which have wantonly breached the code of ethics of the journalism profession and turn themselves to partisans instead of professionals.
“But such repercussions will not include barring any accredited media organisation from covering the activities of the president-elect,” APC said.
I think strong military traits are  still in his blood, I only pray he gets a good cabinet around him to advise him well before he starts sending people to kirikiri...lolz.

1 comment :

  1. AIT, useless station,I love channels TV, very partisan and professional during the election period