Why Buhari Barred AIT From Covering His Activities

imagePresident-elect ‎Muhammadu Buhari has barred the African Independent Television (AIT) from covering his activities, citing issues of “ethics and standard” that need to be sorted out with the broadcast medium. Acting on orders on Monday, security operatives at the Defence House, where Buhari is currently resident, would not let the AIT‎ crew into the building. Buhari received the Cuban and Switzerland ambassadors as well as other guests, but AIT was denied coverage. Speaking on the issue Garba Shehu, spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, said: “AIT has been asked to step aside based on security and family concerns. “In addition, Buhari has decided that they will have to resolve some issues relating to issues of standard and ethics. “We will be talking with them to try and resolve the matter, but for now the station has been asked to stay aside because, like I said, there are some family and security concerns. They have been asked to step down their coverage until we resolve the matter with them on ethics and standards‎. “You can quote me that I said that we have asked them to step aside and that we are resolving the the issues of ethics and standards with them.” ‎Prior to the March 28 presidential election, AIT aired a series of documentaries considered to have disparaged Buhari, his late wife and late daughter, as well as other prominent faces in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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