NBC shuts down Ekiti Broadcast service

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 body was closing down the state government-owned radio and television stations late on Saturday night.

This was after Governor Fayose went on air to announce the PDP’s Olusola Eleka as winner of the Gubernatorial election that took place in the state yesterday, before INEC had announced the official result.

Amstrong said:

“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.

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