Anti-Buhari documentary: APC wants AIT probed

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for the investigation of Africa Independent Television, AIT, for broadcasting what it called “fabricated and hate broadcast” against its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

The opposition party made the request in a letter to the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission.

It also wrote to the Director General of the Nigerian television Authority to tender an apology to APC and its presidential candidate for broadcasting a similar documentary.

The two letters were written by the Director of Legal of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, who is also the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Imo State.

In its letter to the NTA boss, the opposition party asked him to disclose to it the real sponsors of the hate documentary and to also meet with the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, with the view to packaging a retrieval broadcast.

“Failure on your side to comply immediately with the above demands, would certainly force us to take drastic court action against you,” the letter to the NTA read.

The APC said NTA was goaded into carefully and intentionally turning itself into a ready tool for hate groups that do not wish Nigeria well.

The letter calling for the probe of AIT, dated January 26 reads: “I bring to your attention the fabricated and hate broadcast by AIT against APC and its presidential candidate.

“This hate broadcast has been on from Saturday, 24th January 2015 to Sunday 25th January 2015 at 11p.m.

“All well meaning Nigerians and persons all over the world are worried that Daar Communication Plc could do this evil to Nigerians’ sensibilities by broadcasting fixed and fabricated lies for hate purposes.

“The twisting of facts on the broadcast is unprecedented.”

The campaign council noted the allusion to the fact that Mr. Buhari had contested in the past and failed but cited the case of Abraham Lincoln who failed elections for over seven times yet he became one of the best presidents of the United States of America.

“APC and her presidential candidate are aware that every life has its past but that past must not be a fabricated one. No nation can build its future and elect its true leaders on falsehood and hate broadcast. The broadcast is utter disservice to Nigeria,” the letter reads.

“I therefore demand your good office to immediately investigate the said hate broadcast with a view to taking appropriate punitive steps against AIT and its comrades in this unholy act,” the party stated.


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  • amazing2012

    PDP has no campaign strategy, I never hear them saying what they achieved and what they intend to achieve. All they know is blackmail and lies ! For instance in one of the documentary, Buhari era was described as brutal instead of discipline unknown to PDP is better to be brutalize then to be bomb by Boko or to die with hunger ! Is better to be jail then to die at the hand of kidnappers or Boko !! Actually and reasonably every action of PDP is campaigning for APC !!! People are tired of failure in almost everything in this regime !!!!

    • tinom

      you are dreaming…….. why do you lie so comfortably? PdP had never talked of their achievement???? or you refuse to believe what they call achievement is achievement?….

      • amazing2012

        What are the achievements ? Mention, please !

  • Sege

    Editor Premium Times,

    I thank the AIT for broadcasting the documentary on Muhammadu Buhari

    This whole thing is so suspicious to the rest of the world that since 1962,
    Buhari has only used affidavits which NEVER explain the WAEC certificate’s
    whereabouts. It is however a disqualifying offence under the law to present
    a false declaration to INEC for an election. It is also a serious criminal offence
    punishable by 14 years’ imprisonment to make a false declaration by affidavit.

    • amazing2012

      How many treasonable offenses has Jonathan committed ? He swore to protect Nigeria but support its crises. He says ” I know them, we are eating with them”. He first October bombing, he exonerated his tribe and said he know who did it. He was later probe wrong.
      Few questions:
      1. Who give Boko hundreds of Hilux vehicle ?
      2. Who fuel the vehicles ?
      3. Who drop supplies for Boko using helicopter ?
      4. late Gen. Azazi was killed because he pointed at Jonathan/PDP for sponsoring Boko.
      5. A serving governor of Adamawa was removed because he point at Jonathan/PDP behind Boko!
      6. Secret weapon purchase in South Africa for who and why secret ?
      7. Kano weapon plane, for who ?and why quick in releasing it after the visit of one of the suspect financier of Boko ?
      ????????????!!

      • paul eneke

        All these and many more……,tell you why they are dead scared of legitimate relinquishing of power come February,they are afraid of what would happen to them after they are chased out of villa.May God help us,bcos these guys are ready to fight to finish like Samuel Doe.

  • Bibi

    APC has let me down for opposing freedom of speech. I can’t defend APC party for this nonsense!
    In just three (3) months the APC has acquired a bad case on perjury and Buhari’s dis-qualification.
    To add APC’s opposition to Freedom of Information to opposing Freedom of speech is terrible.

    • Enny

      “It is inconceivable that allegations as weighty as forgery and perjury
      will be made against the person of a retired General and a former
      Head of State without him deeming it necessary to conclusively debunk such
      allegations but would rather pass the buck to other persons or organisations.
      We consider this as an un-statesmanlike assault on the intelligence of Nigerians
      and it represents the greatest challenge between Gen Buhari and the office he
      seeks to occupy. The West African Examinations Council recently “declared that
      it did not have any records of Buhari’s secondary school certificate just as the
      military authorities did.”

      ……….Doyin Okupe

      (Senior Special Adviser to President Jonathan)
      February 1st, 2015

    • King Carlos

      Loook at you, freedom of speech kini, United States is the best country for freedom of speech. You there not use any racial slant or hate speech, no matter how indirect, that person will be finished. The Charlie Hebdo magazine wouldn’t have lasted for a day in America. The buhari documentary is an hate documentary, someone has gotta pay for it, to serve as deterrence to others.

      • Ekerete Etukudo

        APC and Yorubas want socialism. PDP and the rest of the nation crave democracy! And Charlie Hebdo would’ve lived longer in America by the way!!

        • King Carlos

          Never, America doesn’t give room for newspapers like Charlie Hebdo, ththe authorities know that s u ch could attract violent responses from extremists, so they would rather avoid provoking terrorists.

  • Unique Fidel

    APC just dey act like pest

  • King Carlos

    Someone has got to pay for that hate broadcast. AIT us a privately owned station., but why would NTA give itself up to be used for propaganda against a candidate for a presidential election. Well, when the police , army have all been ppoliticized, who be nta?

    • SAM .A

      AiT is a privately own TV that has been feeding fat on corruption ,cluelessness and miss road of a nation . Once you remove corruption ,the source of its livelihood , it will not survive in a New Nigeria. Raymond Dokpesi is number one AGIP member. That membership will expire in the new dispensation starting on FeBuari 14th.

    • tyson

      When u recall an event in the life of an individual like Buhari while he was head of state—–its never referred to as hate broadcast—hate broadcast — is to use the the Yoruba tribe against Ijaws in the creeks—–like we saw between the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda

  • Wähala

    Yet, they wonder why Buhari would not lend himself to further ridicule in their fraudulent presidential debate. There will be many casualties in the upcoming election, ugly Marilyn Ogar, Ita Enang, Shola Omale et al, should start gathering their belongings from their offices as their days are certainly numbered. Clowns!

    • tyson

      dont count your eggs b4 they are hatched———————this is not the era of Awo ati Zik—–or biafra vrs Fulani

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      You declare a phantom victory every day on this site but the facts on the ground show that Buhari is gonna get fewer votes,stop being ridiculous !!

  • Newsday

    “AIT OR NO AIT, THE ODDS FAVOUR PDP”……Brookings Institution, U.S.A

    The (Nigerian presidential) election is expected to be very
    competitive, the odds still favor President Jonathan. After suffering a wave of
    defections to the APC last year, including five of its governors, the PDP seems
    to have rebounded strongly. In the battleground South-west, for instance, the
    party won recent governorship elections in Ekiti State and got the governor of
    Ondo State to defect from the Labour Party to the PDP.

    The All Progressive Congress (APC) is the (opposition) party
    formed in February 2013 from a merger of three ethnically and regionally based
    political parties. The ruling party – PDP – is especially strong in the
    South-south where Jonathan comes from, the South-east and among Christians in
    the North.

    Again, while the PDP remains weak in the Muslim North, it
    has gained new influential members who decamped from the APC including the
    former governors of Kano and Borno States. And, of course, the PDP has power of
    incumbency.

    January, 2015

  • Newsday 2

    “AIT OR NO AIT, THE ODDS FAVOUR PDP”……Brookings Institution, U.S.A

    The (Nigerian presidential) election is expected to be very
    competitive, the odds still favor President Jonathan. After suffering a wave of
    defections to the APC last year, including five of its governors, the PDP seems
    to have rebounded strongly. In the battleground South-west, for instance, the
    party won recent governorship elections in Ekiti State and got the governor of
    Ondo State to defect from the Labour Party to the PDP.

    The All Progressive Congress (APC) is the (opposition) party
    formed in February 2013 from a merger of three ethnically and regionally based
    political parties. The ruling party – PDP – is especially strong in the
    South-south where Jonathan comes from, the South-east and among Christians in
    the North.

    Again, while the PDP remains weak in the Muslim North, it
    has gained new influential members who decamped from the APC including the
    former governors of Kano and Borno States. And, of course, the PDP has power of
    incumbency.

    January, 2015

    • I go die O!

      WITH OR WITHOUT THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTE’S PROJECTION,
      THAT PDP WILL DEFEAT APC OVERALL ON VOTES AND SPREAD
      THE FOLLOWING QUESTION MUST STILL BE ANSWERED, VIZ:

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The documentary contained historical facts. BUHARI CANNOT JUST DISOWN HIS PAST BECAUSE HE WANT’S TO BE PRESIDENT…….THAT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN !!

  • tyson

    When u recall an event in the life of an individual like Buhari while he was head of state—–it’s never referred to as hate broadcast—hate broadcast — is to use for example the Yoruba tribe against Ijaws in the creeks—–like we saw between the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda—-APC does not even seem to understand the meaning of hate broadcast–because of their certificate less lifestyle–what a shame

    • Umar Mahmud

      And what has his late wife and daughter got to do with this if not hate and malicious fabrications. That he was responsible for Fela mother’s death. And you known the Kalakuta saga happened during Obj era. Fela never mentioned him in his songs. That he killed Dele Giwa. You know Dele Giwa died during Baban Gida’s era. Anybody with a little decency left will not be happy. The more they play that documentary at this point, GeJ is going to lose the undecided voters to GMB. The certificate issue was played out 1979. It didn’t work. It might not work. God bless Nigeria with good leadership. Ameen.

      • igboham

        but Fela referred to Buhari as an animal in human skin – true?

  • henry angelo

    United States Protests and Government Action Against Buhari
    This week, some Nigerians living in the USA had a protest against General Buhari. They were talking about the violence after the elections in 2011, and saying that they are afraid that Buhari will take the rights of Nigerian people if he is President. My friend lives in Virginia USA and she sent me some photos… She covered the peoples faces because they were afraid that they could be attacked by violent supporters of General Buhari

    They went to protest outside the United States Capitol in Washington DC because the United States Congress was holding an important meeting to talk about Nigeria and saying that the government needs to continue its action against the problems affecting our country.

    • segun

      henry angelo, please which NIgerians are you talking about? Fiction or real? Just asking. If PDP and Mr. Jonathan start a dangerous game of sponsoring so-called protest, then Nigerians in the diaspora will be SPLIT DOWN THE LINE! With a record level destruction of Nigeria under President Jonathan which Nigerian wants to associate with this govt except those who are criminally corrupt under this Jonathan govt? If Mr. Jonathan wants this SPLIT OF THE COUNTRY DOWN THE LINE, he should go ahead and continue to spend his questionable 20 Billion Naira Campaign Fund on Fictitious support all over the place. We are watching VERY KEENLY.

      • henry angelo

        Blood shed manifested as a result of buhari’s failure in 2011, even if he likes let him bomb his whole family in the sense of making the country ungovernable and setting up GEJ government…fine, but have it in mind that what is written is written and what will be will be

        • segun

          Are you in Nigeria or outside Nigeria? I ask because I am wondering what you think of the following (i) Mr. Goodluck Jonathan gave money and license to the Ijaw terrorist called Government Tompolo to buy six warships to start terrorism from the Ijaw creeks when he -Jonathan loses (ii) The following terrorists-Tompolo/Dokubo-asari/boyloaf met INSIDE STATE HOUSE OF BAYELSA STATE GOVT and said they will start a terrorist war when Jonathan loses. I know you know all these. I am only refreshing your mind. So? if Goodluck Jonathan can go ahead as sponsor phoney “protests”-We know he cancerous hand of Goodluck Jonathan. Everything he touches GOES BAD. If Goodluck Jonathan takes his divisive politics to the Diaspora, that will be the end. We are watching VERY KEENLY.

          • henry angelo

            You continue watching till 2019 and don’t ever stop watching because if you do u may miss an episode that will wisen you up, I need not react on the issue of warship because is not worth debating on. To me that’s just a subjective feeling of APC and it’s cohort, The Jaws try spoiling the name of jesus even to the extent of nailing him on the cross nevertheless he fulfilled his mission on earth, so no matter how you choose to dent GEJ image he will surely fulfilled his purified mission in Nigeria

          • segun

            Just asking.So you agreed that the Ijaw president Goodluck Jonathan gave the Ijaw terrorist Tompolo money and license to buy Six warships? The news also is that Goodluck Jonathan/boyloaf/dokubo-asari/Tompolo/ are members of the Egbesu Cult. And that is where all these are coming from. Is that true? Can you confirm?

          • henry angelo

            Hehehehehehe, laugh for my dear friend segun, why not use your time for better things that will progress your future rather than all these cheap blackmail and frame up, why not make reasonable contribution and not saying anything all in the name of campaigning for Buhari. If you have gone word krupt why not to in to bed and wake up with a fresher brain and a sensible raps
            Wisen up bro

          • Felicia

            Henry is either missing the point or intentionally avoiding all he’s been directed to by Segun. I hope you see the light soon cos we all know who needs to “wisen up” and that might be you “bro”.

          • igboham

            Ijaw are not related to you, your kith and kin are in Benin Republic. Long live Oduduwa republic.

          • igboham

            Stop watching – go and help your people get independence from Nigeria.

  • Alcindo Satori

    What does APC really stand for, you wonder? How can you “want” freedom of speech, liberty and all, and turn around to protest PDP’s effective use of it(free speech)? You don’t like the broadcast (factually correct by the way), then produce yours and pay for the airtime. Truely baffling that a so – called SAN fails to realize that the judiciary system in a democracy is designed to protect liberty.

  • hummm

    APC dont even sweat it, you will have all the time to probe AIT in the next 11days. A voulture is a patient bird ppl. Payback will be a beach at that time.

  • Umar Mahmud

    Again another half truth by that clip. He was asked why he promulgated the decree that ban freedom of speech, he said he had to because he serious business of rescuing the corruption and didn’t want to be distracted. If you listen to his current speeches, you will know that at no point did he say he would descend heavily on the press. Where were you when Ait’s unchor was arrested recently be he call one police controversial. Where were when the security forces destroyed newspapers just recently. We are not talking about 1984, we are talking about 2014. God bless Nigeria. May the best candidate win.

  • August January

    If you’re referring to military rule of Buhari, then you need to clear your head and realise that Nigerian is now a liberal democracy with checks and balances to check executive potential excesses, e.g., the use of tools of impeachment. Note that I said “liberal democracy” because you may say that is Egypt, Russia, Zimbabwe, etc not practising democracy and still no press freedom, they are not practising liberal democracy but pseudodemocracy, making their presidents alpha and omega of a sort. No president is alpha and omega in a liberal democracy. So, all you’re saying is rubbish, because Buhari is not coming to rule Nigeria as a military head of state but a president in a liberal democracy.

  • igboham

    Okorocha has no right to use our money to pursue this political chase game. if Apc feels slandered, they should go to court. Nigeria is a zoo – that is why this by Mallam Okorocha abuse can be allowed to stand.