Friday, 8 March 2019

NBC warns broadcasters not to announce election result when inec has not release results

The Assistant Director of Public Affairs of
the Commission , Mr . Antia Ekanem,
issued the warning in a statement on
Friday in Abuja.
Ekanem said that broadcasters should
abide by the provisions of the Broadcast
Code and the Electoral Act regarding
announcement of election results. The
assistant director urged them to abide by
Sections 5, 2 , and 15 of the Nigeria
Broadcasting Code.
According to him , the sections stipulate
that a broadcaster shall broadcast
election results or declaration of the
winner only as announced by the
authorised electoral officer for the
election.
“A broadcaster shall not use any vote
obtained at different polling stations or
from exit polls, to project or speculate on
the chances of the candidates.
“The commission is therefore constrained
to caution all broadcasters to adhere to
the provisions stated above in order to
avoid stiff penalty as stipulated by the
code, ” he stated.
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