The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has shut down Ekiti Broadcasting Service (EBS)
This was following alleged breach of electoral act after Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, had spoken on a programme of the service, while collation of results was ongoing.
The governor had declared Kolapo Olusola, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the governorship election, accusing security agencies of bias.
But NBC condemned the action of the station, wondering why it allowed the governor declare results of the election when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had not announced it.
The NBC in a statement also accused the governor of using the broadcast service to make malicious and unsubstantiated comments against the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), the police and the Department of State Services.
The Ekiti Broadcasting Service is to remain shut until further notice.
The statement read “The commission has taken the decision to curb the continued breach of the Electoral Act and the Broadcasting Code on Political Broadcast.
“The commission is particularly irked by the unauthorised declaration of results by the state governor in the state Broadcast station.
“This is after he went on air to make malicious and unsubstantiated comments against INEC, the Police and the SSS. The station will remain shut down until further notice.”