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    Wednesday, 31 August 2016

    NCP GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE IN THE 2016 EDO STATE ELECTION PROTESTS NON-INCLUSION IN THE PROPOSED CHANNELS TV DEBATE IN EDO STATE:


     August 31 2016.
    The Director (News)
    Channels Television Nigeria
    Edo State Office
    PROTEST AGAINST NON-INCLUSSION IN THE PLANNED EDO STATE GOVERNORSHIP DEBATE ORGANIZED BY CHANNELS TELEVISION IN EDO
    The above subject matter refers please.
    As a Candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State, slated for September 10, 2016 and cleared by the Independent Electoral Commission to contest the said election under the platform of the National Conscience Party, I am constrained to register my protest for my non-inclusion in the planned debate coming up on September 4, 2010 in Edo State.
    This action in all intents and purposes contravenes the 2010 Electoral Act as amended in 2011. Specifically, section 100 (2) –(5) and I quote below:
    2. State apparatus including the media shall not be employed to the advantage or disadvantage of any political party or candidate at any election
    3. Media time shall be allocated equally among the political parties or candidates at similar hours of the day.
    4. At any public electronic media, equal airtime shall be allocated to all political parties or candidates during prime times at similar hours each day, subject to the payment of appropriate fees.
    5. At any public print media, equal coverage and conspicuity shall be allotted to all political parties.
    From the foregoing, it is very clear by the non-inclusion of the National Conscience Party candidate in the September 4 2016 debate, that, Channels Television has contravened the above sections because we did not receive ANY invitation.
    We believe that, Channels Television can still redeem its image by extending a similar invitation to me. This letter is copied to both National Broadcasting Commission and the Independent Electoral Commission for their attention.
    Suffice to remind us that, but for the National Conscience Party, parties like the All Progressive Congress would not have been registered, because NCP spear-headed the struggle to fight for multi-party electioneering in Nigeria.
    It is equally sad, that, medium that should promote and encourage the ordinary citizen participation in the democratic process in Nigeria are deliberately being sidelined because of money.
    We are prepared to protest this deliberate political marginalization through legal and constitutional means unless this error is corrected as soon as possible.
    I am prepared for the debate and better equipped to govern Edo State more than any candidate in the race today.
    Long live Edo State
    Yours truly,
    Pastor Peters Osawaru OMORAGBON
    National Conscience Party Governorship Candidate
    08052658024, 08188709098
    petersomoragbon2@yahoo.co.uk,


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