All Media Houses Can Cover Buhari Administration – APC

Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed

The All Progressive Congress, APC, has said it would allow all accredited media organizations cover the activities of the incoming administration irrespective of the role each played during the recent political campaigns.

It reiterated that all media outfits including the African Independent Television, AIT would be allowed to carry out media coverage of the APC-led administration.

The APC reaction came apparently in reaction to the backlash generated by reports that President – elect Muhammadu Buhari has barred the African Independent television, AIT, from covering his activities because of perceived negative role it played during the last election campaigns.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its national publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the new administration harbored no ill-feeling against any media organization,irrespective of the role it played during the electioneering campaigns leading up to the recent polls.

The party, however, enjoined media organizations in the country to always observe professionalism in the discharge of their duty and equally remain non-partisan in their activities.




     

     

    ”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,” the statement said.

    There had been media reports that the incoming administration would sanction some media outfits that had carried out alleged slanted and biased media coverage against its party leaders during the recent political campaigns, especially the AIT.

    The AIT had carried out serial productions during the campaign period that had challenged the credibility of the APC presidential candiadate, Muhammadu Buhari and its national leader, Bola Tinubu.

    Tinubu has since taken the AIT to court over its controversial airing of the documentary, ‘Lion of Bourdillon” which the APC leader said had tarnished his image as a national figure.

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