commission is not comfortable with an interview granted to the station on Wednesday by a former Navy Commodore, Kunle Olawunmi, who alleged that current members of the Buhari cabinet are Boko Haram sponsors.
Reacting, Omokri in a Facebook post on Thursday, said Channels TV had interviewed controversial Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi on February 22, 2021, wherein the cleric made some divisive and sympathetic statements in support of bandits and kidnappers.
The ex-presidential aide said the NBC didn’t query Channels TV after the interview which many Nigerians had expected the regulator to do.
Omokri, therefore, faulted NBC’s query of the television station over Ortom’s interview on Tuesday wherein the governor expressed dissatisfaction at the President’s handling of the security situation in the country.
“The National Broadcasting Commission did not punish Channels Television for that Gumi interview.
“Now, the Buhari regime wants to punish Channels Television for their interview with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, in which he spoke the truth? Where is the justice?” Omokri asked.
The NBC had in May slammed a fine of N5million each on Channels TV and Inspiration FM Lagos for alleged infractions of the broadcasting code.
Channels TV had featured the spokesperson for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Emma Powerful, on its ‘Politics Today’ programme.