I am not aware of ban on AIT, says Buhari

April 30, 2015

ABUJA—President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), said yesterday that he was not aware of the temporary ban imposed on African Independent Television, AIT, not to cover his official functions.

Consequently, he instructed all his aides, including the security team, to steer clear of all media activities and allow those assigned the responsibility to solely play the role with their colleagues.

In a statement in Abuja yesterday by Directorate of Media and Publicity of All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, Buhari said he read about the ban in the papers, stressing that he was neither consulted nor informed about the development.

The President-elect, however, aligned himself with the pronouncement of his party, which had since reversed the ban on AIT.

According to him, sticking to the ban can only bring the party at par with the outgoing People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Buhari said: “I would like everyone to henceforth stay within his/her defined area of responsibility.

“The time of change has come and we must avoid making the same mistakes as the outgoing government.”

Source: Vanguard NG

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