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APC Gives More Clarity On Why Arise TV Was Sent Out Of Tinubu’s Lagos Event




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The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), has explained further why it banned Arise Television from attending an event in Lagos where its Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, was scheduled to speak.

Naija News reported earlier that Tinubu held a meeting with business stakeholders in Lagos last Friday. There was, however, a dramatic moment after a journalist was sent out of the event. The individual was said to be covering the event.

Nigerians reacted differently to the event but APC has since explained that the journalist was on espionage.

Giving further clarification on the incident, the APC-PCC Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga, said the ruling party was not against Arise TV.

Onanuga maintained in a post on his Twitter handle that Arise TV’s journalist was not authorized by anyone to live stream the event.

The APC chieftain said it became important to give further explanation on the event following outrage and mixed reactions from concerned persons.

According to him, the event was not to be live-streamed but recorded and shown later. Onanuga further said that other media houses that did not breach the rule were not sent out of the event centre.

Onanuga Tweeted: “For clarity, the Tinubu-Shettima campaign is not against Arise TV covering its events. The Lagos NESG dialogue was not meant for TV live coverage. It was to be recorded and shown later. Other TV houses did not breach the rule, except Arise News. And it was done by stealth. Why?”

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