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APC disagrees with Buhari, says AIT can cover president-elect

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The APC disagrees with the president-elect Muhammadu Buhari that the African Independent Television (AIT) be barred from covering his activities, saying that the incoming administration would not discriminate against any media organisation, irrespective of its role during the electioneering leading up to the recent polls.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement in Abuja, Tuesday, said all accredited media organisations in the country, including the AIT, are free to cover the activities of the President-elect.

He however enjoined all media organisations to observe the highest level of professional standards in carrying out their duties.

APC said, ”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 turned 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.”

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  1. Don Lucassi

    April 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    ”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 turned 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.”
    Abeg where that agbo jedi guy, the code of Ethics guides the journalism profession, but some have turned themselves to partisans(AIT-DOKPESI), I hope up get what I was saying earlier. As far as AIT goes by this code of ethics, ofcourse they will be allowed to seat at the table. You cannot disobey the rules and still want to play the game. What profession allows that?

  2. Apachee zooma

    April 28, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    APC got it right. It’s about strengthening our institutions, not self-help as Mr President was tempted to do. Impressed with the very tidy response from APC, that’s the way to go.

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