….Reminds FG We’re In Democracy
Nigerians and prominent opposition party members have expressed
outrage over the suspension of the operating license of DAAR Communications,
owners of African Independent Television, AIT, Raypower and Faji Radio
The main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the indefinite suspension of the broadcasting licence of DAAR Communications which affects the operations of AIT, and Ray Power radio stations.
The PDP, through its
national Chairman, Uche Secondus, described the action as undesirable and
unfortunate. “It is an indication of what to come as the government must
be planning to arrest Nigerians indiscriminately”, he said.”
He added: ” It is also an indication that the government has returned the country to military rule. President Buhari must know that he is not the king of the country. Rather, he should know that we are in a democracy.”
The suspension took place barely six days to June 12, the newly approved democracy day.
The Presidential Candidate of the PDP in the last elections, Atiku Abubakar, agrees that President Muhammadu Buhari is showing traits of dictatorship.
“The legislature has been challenged. The judiciary has been
tackled. If we stand by as the press loses its independence, there will be
little to differentiate us from a dictatorship. This should not happen,” he
The Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ), has given the NBC 24 hours to reverse the suspension of license, describing the action as unacceptable.
The British BskyB, has however withdrawn the Nigerian Television Authority International, NTA, from its Sky Channel 781. NTA uses their Channel to reach out to the world.