The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday released the list of broadcasting stations that contravened the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting code from the beginning of electioneering campaign to date.
The commission’s Director/Head, Public Affairs, Alhaji Awwalu Salihu, in a statement revealed that the contraventions included violations of the rules on the broadcast of sponsored campaign materials.
Other violations were the airing of campaign materials or programmes that promoted political parties or candidates within the 24-hour prohibited period, as well as unauthorised networking by a group of stations.
According to the statement, NTA breached the sensibilities rules while AIT and NTA both breached the rules on airing sponsored materials.
Other stations include Liberty TV, Liberty FM, Karama FM, Alheri FM, NTA, AIT, Rima Radio, STV Lagos, TVC Lagos, NTV, PRTV, Jos, NTA Makurdi, Vision FM and Nigeria Info, BECOS TV, NTA Jos, Gombe Media Corporation Radio FM, OSBC TV and Freedom TV Ilesha.
The stations nationwide were accused of breaching the code for advertising and promoting a political party after campaigns had stopped 24 hours to election time.