The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, has assured the National Broadcasting Commission of the readiness of the State Government to support the Commission in ensuring that broadcast stations uphold the rules aimed at ensuring credible poll ahead of the Governorship election in the state.
A statement by the Information Officer, Kogi State Ministry of Information and Communications, Segun Adegboyega, explained that Fanwo made this known while speaking at a sensitization program organised by the Commission to sensitize broadcast stations in the state on their roles at ensuring free, fair and credible elections.
The Information Commissioner charged broadcast stations to remain committed to making their platforms available for all political parties and candidates in order to create a level playing ground for all.
“This enlightenment is coming at the right time, at a time that Kogi is preparing to elect her next Governor. There is no better time than now to come together as stakeholders to remind broadcast stations of their response to the people
“A couple of days ago, I listened to stories about candidates of the opposition parties on the state owned Confluence Radio. I was satisfied because it is the station of the people of Kogi State regardless of political, ethnic or religious inclinations
Also, the Commissioner accused the opposition of being behind the recent “vandalization of the broadcast station of the State at Ochaja”, charging the Police and other security agencies to ensure “perpetrators are brought to book”.
Earlier at the event the Director General of the Commission, Mal. Balarabe Shehu Ilela who was represented by the Director, Broadcast Monitoring at the NBC, Mrs. Francesca Aiyetan said the Commission is prepared as always to ensure broadcast stations operates according to the rules in the interest of Nigeria.