Buhari Bars AIT From Covering His Programmes

Security advisers of the President-Elect, Gen. Muhammadu
Buhari on Monday barred the television crew of the African Independent
Television from covering the activities of their principal until further
It was gathered that the security team cited adverse
security reports and ethical issues as reasons for their action.
Members of the AIT crew, who were at Defence House, venue of
a meeting between the President-elect and a visiting Cuban delegation, led by
its Ambassador to Nigeria, were asked to leave the vicinity until further

The crew, who did not speak on record, insisted they would
remain and continue to do their jobs because they had yet to be “formally
“Yes, we were told but we cannot just leave; we have a job
to do. In any case, we have not been officially informed about what we have
done wrong,” one of them said.
Director of Press of the All Progressives Congress
Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mallam Garba Shehu, confirmed the
He said concerns over security and the need to sort out some
ethical issues were responsible for the action.
Shehu said, “AIT has been asked to stay aside based on
security and family concerns. In addition, General 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.”

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