Feelers from the corridors of power have revealed that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has commenced moves to ban award winning broadcast station Channels TV, for airing 2 recent explosive interviews the government considers blasphemous against the person of President Buhari and his government, using the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission.
The interviews in questions are said to be the ones that featured the government of Benue State Dr. Samuel Ortom and a retired Naval officer Commodore Kunle Olawunmi.
Governor Ortom had alleged that President Buhari was adamant towards establishing cattle grazing colonies instead of the modernized alternative of ranching. He also alleged that Buhari’s posture and utterances gives credence to the widely held belief that President is out to Fulanize/Islamize the rest of the country.
Retired Commodore Olawunmi on the other hand had alleged that, there are Boko Haram sponsors high up in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, who are being shielding from prosecution.
Presidential spokesperson Mallam Garba Shehu recently issued a rebuttal to comments made by Governor Ortom, accusing him of ethnic bigotry and planning to divide the country.
Channels TV in recent times has come under the hammer of the increasingly repressive Buhari regime, for airing an interview of a member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra. The TV station’s broadcast license was suspended by NBC and fined N5 million.