Muhammadu Buhari, the President-elect of Nigeria has asked the African Independent Television (AIT) to step aside from covering his activities, citing issues of “ethics and standard.”
According to reports from the Cable, security operatives at the Defence House, Abuja, where Buhari is currently resident, on Monday asked the AIT crew steer clear of the building.
The President-elect received the Cuban and Switzerland ambassadors as well as other guests.
Responding to the action of the security operatives, Mr. Garba Shehu, spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, said: “AIT has been asked to step aside based on security and family concerns. “In addition, Buhari has decided that they will have to resolve some issues relating to issues of standard and ethics.
“We will be talking with them to try and resolve the matter, but for now the station has been asked to stay aside because, like I said, there are some family and security concerns. They have been asked to step down their coverage until we resolve the matter with them on ethics and standards.
“You can quote me that I said that we have asked them to step aside and that we are resolving the the issues of ethics and standards with them.”
360Nobs recalls that before the March 28 presidential election, the nedia house aired a series of documentaries considered to have disparaged Buhari, his late wife and late daughter.