PDP Governors’ Forum condemns suspension of DAAR Communications Plc operating license by NBC
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ forum has condemned the shut down and suspension of the operating licence of DAAR Communications Plc by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, describing it as an act of intolerance and repression against the media.
Speaking on behalf of the Forum, the chairman of the Forum and governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson said, “As you are aware DAAR Communications we understand has been closed down. Our position is that due process must be followed. If there are any allegations of infraction, then due processes of the law should take place”.
“When you shut down news outlet, when you harass and intimidate journalists, then you are shutting down Nigerians from speaking their minds. And in democracy, freedom of expression is cardinal component”.
“So we condemn what has taken place and we urge the federal government and its agency to forthwith, do what is right, that is reopen the company and follow the due process of the law,” Dickson said.
He called on all men of good conscience to condemn the act in what he described as a brazen act in defense of democracy.