The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has warned broadcasters against announcing election results not declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The Assistant Director of Public Affairs of the commission Antia Ekanem issued the warning in a statement today in Abuja.
He said that broadcasters should abide by the provisions of the Broadcast Code and the Electoral Act regarding announcement of election results.
According to Ekanem, the sections stipulate that a broadcaster shall broadcast election results or declaration of the winner only as announced by the authorised electoral officer for the election.
He stated that the
commission is therefore constrained to caution all broadcasters to adhere to
the provisions in order to avoid stiff penalty as stipulated by the National