NBC Shuts Down Ekiti TV/Radio For Declaring Unauthorised Pro-PDP Results

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has shut down the Ekiti Broadcast Service (BSES) for breaching some provisions of the Broadcasting Code.

Armstrong Idachaba, Director, Broadcast Monitoring of the commission, announced the closing down of the state government-owned radio and television stations late on Saturday night.

Amstrong cited Governor Ayodele Fayose’s breach of the Electoral Act and Broadcasting Code, using the two stations.

He alleged that Fayose went on to announce results in favour of his Deputy and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka.

“The Commission has taken the decision to curb the continued breach of the Electoral Act and the Broadcasting Code on Political Broadcast,” Armstrong said.

“The Commission is particularly irked by the unauthorized declaration of results by the state Governor in the state Broadcast station.

“This is after he went in air to make malicious and unsubstantiated comments against INEC, the Police and the SSS.”

The commission declared that the broadcasting station would remain shut down until further notice.