The All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga, and Adviser, Media and Communication, Dele Alake have reacted to the statement credited to the Board of Editors Thisday and Arise Tv.
Onanuga and Alake in a joint statement condemned Thisday and Arise Tv Board of Editors and Obaigbena’s submission that the APC wants to silence independent media and bully the press ahead of next year’s general election.
Onanuga and Alake noted that the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of THISDAY and Arise News Television Nduka Obaigbena pretended to be a guardian of public morality in contemporary Nigerian media practice.
They described Nduka as an unscrupulous hustler and blackmailer who has done tremendous damage to the journalism profession in the country and hiding under his media houses so-called Board of Editors, Obaigbena, who is one of the most irresponsible media owners in the country, with scant regard for corporate good governance and ethics.
they recalled that both THISDAY and ARISE Television sought to bully and compel the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, into attending its Town Hall meeting with presidential candidates, despite the media team’s explanation that it would not attend such programmes organised in a haphazard and uncoordinated manner by individual media houses. VANGUARD