‘Media Will Not Be Silenced As Nigeria Belongs To Everyone’ – Seun Okinbaloye

Channels Television presenter, Seun Okinbaloye, insists that the  “media will not be silenced as Nigeria belongs to everyone”.

Okinbaloye stated this while reacting to the N5 million fine recently slammed on the television station by the National Broadcasting Commission.

The NBC had fined ChannelsTV following a petition by the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, after Okinbaloye’s interview with the Vice Presidential candidate of Labour party, Datti Baba-Ahmed on March 22.

In that interview Baba-Ahmed had vehemently opposed the swearing-in of Tinubu as president on May 29, stressing that his emergence as president-elect was unlawful.

According to him the Independent National Electoral Commission should not have declared the APC flagbearer as winner of the presidential election because some legal precedents were not met.

Baba-Ahmed called on president Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria not to swear in Tinubu, saying isuing him a certificate of return was against the constitution.

Tinubu quickly petitioned the NBC.

In the petition signed by his media aide, Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu accused the Labour Party’s vice presidential candidate of making several inciting comments during the interview and also noted that Okinbaloye failed to act professionally by stopping the politician.

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