Group Petition NBC On Brekete Family, Seeks Adherence To Broadcasting Code

A civil society organisation, Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA), has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ensure that a popular radio presenter on Human Rights Radio in Abuja, Ahmed Isah, is compelled to adhere to broadcasting codes during his programme, Brekete Family.

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The CSOs also complained over alleged disregard of the country’s broadcasting code by Ahmed Isah also known as ‘Ordinary President.’

The speaker of AYA, Mohammed Danlami, in a statement available to LEADERSHIP Sunday yesterday in Abuja, alleged that the radio station had often been used to air programmes that could jeopardise national security.

He said the station had received Hon. Muhammed Gudaji Kazaure who represents Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, who used the platform to reel out some unverifiable figures which he claimed were proceeds of corruption domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Danlami also said that while on air, Ahmed Isah did not mediate with a disclaimer as expected according to the broadcasting code, but rather urged him to speak.

He said the committee that made the discovery was a product of a presidential directive which had since been dispelled as fiction that only exists in the figment of his imagination by Garba Shehu, the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said: “Curiously, from the time rep, Kazaure started his macabre dance, no member of his alleged committee has come out to add credence to his position, yet, the so-called owner of Nigeria, who thinks he is more powerful than the president still went ahead and invited Gudaji Kazaure for a live programme in his radio house to blackmail the person of Godwin Emefiele.

“This is defamation of character, and racketeering between Gudaji Kazaure and Ahmed Isah to blackmail and further insult Mr Godwin Emefiele.

“We wonder what or who has given Ahmed Isah this much power to a point of calling himself a president, using his radio house as a courtroom, where various cases are heard and verdicts and passed with him as the lawyer and the judge as well.

“He thinks of himself as so powerful that he can decide to call any caliber of Nigerian whenever he wishes to, not minding the nature of work and how busy the individual could be at that material time.

“He alone has taken up the responsibility of acting as the commander in chief of our dear country, continuously undermining and making a mockery of the office and person of President Muhammadu Buhari severally as was seen in the case of the ASUU strike, where he was quoted to have said he would pay up ASUU, inciting Nigerians against their one, and true president.

“With the way things are going, if Ahmed Isa is left unchecked, we might one day witness a coup d’etat, Ahmad Isah is power drunk and can do unseen things to acquire it, since he has undermined every legally constituted authority in this country.”

Among other things, the group called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency begin to look into the activities of Ahmed Isah and the Berkete Family to authenticate their source of funding and their overall activities.