Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Buhari Does Not Have The Power To Stop AIT From Covering His Activities- Dokpesi

AIT Boss, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi has said the president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari lacks the power to stop his private tv station, AIT, from covering his activities, hence the president-elect might jst be bringing Nigeria back to the era of Decree 4, where a lot of journalists were jailed under his regime. While speaking exclusively to Premium Times, Dokpesi made it clear, AIT has the responsibilities of reporting the activities of the soon to be Nigeria’s first citizen to Nigerians.

“I am sure that the President-elect needs to be reminded of Decree 4, and he should be clearly reminded that section 32 of the constitution makes it mandatory for the media to hold public officials accountable to the people.

“The president-elect said that he does not want to be covered by AIT, but AIT has a responsibility to the Nigerian public to report the things that are happening.

“There are three national networks available for national coverage in Nigeria, the NTA, AIT and Silverbirds. You cannot stop a foremost private station from reporting in Nigeria, it brings us back to Decree 4 era,” he said.

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