President Buhari Petitions NBC Over Hate-Speech Broadcast by AIT

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen Muhammadu Buhari, has protested to the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over hate broadcast against him.

Buhari lodged the protest through the Director, Legal APC Presidential Campaign Council, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN).

The letter reads: “I bring to your attention the fabricated and hate broadcast by African Independent Television (AIT) against All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, His Excellency, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

“This hate broadcast has been on from Saturday 24th January 2015 to Sunday 25th January 2015 at 11 pm.

“All-well-meaning Nigerians and persons all over the world are worried that DAAR Communication Plc could do this evil to Nigerians’ sensibilities by broadcasting fixed and fabricated lies for hate purposes. The twisting of facts in the broadcast is unprecedented.

“By continuously despairing our youths with: ‘General Buhari has severally failed elections, and so belong to the dark past,’ is that to say perseverance is no longer part of life?

“USA is great today through perseverance. Abraham Lincoln failed elections for over seven times, yet he became one of the best presidents USA has had. Nigeria would soon have its turn. The possibility is with us now. Hate broadcast must be condemned.

“APC and her presidential candidate, Gen. Buhari, are aware that every life has its past but that past must not be a fabricated one. No nation can build its future and elect its true leaders on falsehood and hate broadcast. The broadcast is utter disservice to Nigeria.

“I therefore demand your good office to immediately investigate the said hate broadcast with a view to taking appropriate punitive steps against the AIT and its comrades in this unholy act.

At this solemn period of general elections, Nigeria electorate cannot be treated to this disturbing level of fabricated and hate broadcast.”