Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has tackled the FG over the suspension of the license of DAAR Communications by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
NBC suspended DAAR Communications which operates Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM radio stations on Thursday, alleging inability to pay the license renewal fees, hate speeches, as well as using and allowing the station to be used for selfish political ends.
Reacting to the development, Atiku said there will be little to differentiate Nigeria from a dictatorship if the press loses its independence.
The former Vice-President who reacted through his Twitter wrote, “I am a lifelong democrat and throughout my political life, I have championed the principles of Separation of Powers. The Legislature has been challenged. The Judiciary has been tackled.”
“If, at this time, we stand by as the Press loses its independence, there will be little to differentiate us from a dictatorship. This should not happen”
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