Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Buhari Can’t Stop AIT From Covering His Activities- Dokpesi

The owner of Daar Communications PLC, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi has said the president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari lacks the power to stop his private tv station, AIT, from covering his activities, hence the president-elect might jst be bringing Nigeria back to the era of Decree 4, where a lot of journalists were jailed under his regime. While speaking exclusively to Premium Times, Dokpesi made it clear, AIT has the responsibilities of reporting the activities of the soon to be Nigeria’s first citizen to Nigerians. Continue...

“I am sure that the President-elect needs to be reminded of Decree 4, and he should be clearly reminded that section 32 of the constitution makes it mandatory for the media to hold public officials accountable to the people.

“The president-elect said that he does not want to be covered by AIT, but AIT has a responsibility to the Nigerian public to report the things that are happening.

“There are three national networks available for national coverage in Nigeria, the NTA, AIT and Silverbirds. You cannot stop a foremost private station from reporting in Nigeria, it brings us back to Decree 4 era,” he said.

44 comments:

  1. GOD BLESS THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA!!!
    AMIN

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  2. President Elect be warn,this is democracy era and not military regime.

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  3. Before he became the president-elect why weren't you clamouring to cover him.... Weather Friends! May God make me a miracle to all my enemies.Amin

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    1. He never knew GMB would emerge the winner

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  4. As far as Nigerians are concerned, we just have channels

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    1. Please speak for yourself cos i like AIT

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  5. They have corrected themselves Mr Dopkesi so chill

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    1. Let him overdo it. Buhari will handle him well

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  6. He is actually right

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  7. Buhari should get conversant with the 1999 constitution please

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  8. Section 1 sub-section 21 says...the media and every other agencies of the mass media shall be accountable to the public. Be careful, don't quote me, this is the revised version. lol.

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  9. YES BOSS!!! VOICE IT#democracy

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  10. Dokpesi is a thief and a rogue, i just hope he does not plant a bomb on his journalists to kill GMB.

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    1. Oh really, interesting*sipsvodka pls tell me more.......... Like criously which politician isnt guilty of all u just said,mtchew. #okbye

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    2. Micheal can u kindly read ur comment again b'cos I don't think u understood what u just did u just called a man am sure that has stole noting from u or any member of ur family if u have one a thief u have no respect for ur elders #SHAME on u

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    3. who told you he did not steal from me, I bought 10000 unit of shares of AIT in 2008 and it was all a scam, what about Daarsat decoders ? its also 419, but bigots like you wont know or decides to ignore these facts because you are one of the numerous mistresses of this adulterous thief.

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  11. Dokpesi pls shut d hell up. Buhari didn't say dat! Stop hating d man jare!!

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  12. Once a general forever a general

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  13. Enought with this issue already, I thought they ve cleared the issue already.

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  14. Press freedom is paramount to our nascent democracy. GMB note

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  15. After you tried all you can to destroy his person. Go ahead without following the law and you will be dealt with severely

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  16. Dokpesi should be ashamed of himself and go into full hiding, after everything you did to his image during the campaign, you still have the audacity to speak about covering GMB or not.Shameless

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  17. Let the sleeping dogs lies. You are free to cover it. Sefini

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  18. All media houses including your AIT have been given the go ahead to cover so why come out to blow your whistle again

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  19. Mtchews. Just don’t like Dokpesi because he has join the bad wagon

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  20. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o.


    If the president elect doesn't want AIT to cover his activities, I think dey should respect his wishes. Simple.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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    1. It is not done. It will amount to restricting the press from carrying out its duties

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  21. Cover his events, we know you will always paint him in bad light

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  22. That serves AIT right. When AIT was castigating the President elect, if was fair and constitutional. AIT can not cover the activities President elect thatz all. Dokpesi you have make enough money during Jonathan let others chop too.

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  23. AIT has never been objective in their coverage anyway

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  24. Africa independent television forever

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  25. No mind am he is not used to the media being free

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  26. Peop le a bire criticing AIT for its anti- buhari campaign. AIT is a Private entity and hv the right to air what they like. If BUHARI ' s People Feel AIT was wrong, the court is there to press charges. During d campaign, majority of the media organizations were against Jonathan especially from the north and Sahara Reporters. So a note of warning to Gen. BUHARI, he has no constitutional backing to bar any media organizations or shut them down. He is no longer a military dictator. The majority of d masses voted for him democratically and should act as such. He has millions of things to think of once he assumes office. So he should leave the press to do their jobs

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  27. Buhari has not entered power fully and he is already decreeing. God help us

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  28. Common you people should stop this sentiment....he is now a public official and answerable to the public...why did he context for election if he wants a private life....?

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  29. Common you people should stop this sentiment....he is now a public official and answerable to the public...why did he context for election if he wants a private life....?

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  30. Common you people should stop this sentiment....he is now a public official and answerable to the public...why did he context for election if he wants a private life....?

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  31. Common you people should stop this sentiment....he is now a public official and answerable to the public...why did he context for election if he wants a private life....?

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  32. AIT no bi better station jor.

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  33. Okay lets wait and see

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