Press Freedom: Ezekwesili – In True Leadership Citizens are left to Exercise their Freedom

– Oby Ezekwesili has reacted to the shut down of DAAR Communications by NBC

– She said that in true leadership, citizens are left to exercise their freedom to love the leader or not to love the leader

As the shut down of DAAR Communications (AIT and RayPower FM) by the National Broadcast Commission NBC continues to trend, 2019 Presidential candidate, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has also reacted to the news.

Oby Ezekwesili in her statement said that in true leadership, citizens are left to exercise their freedom to love the leader or not love the leader.

She added that there is nothing in the letter issued by NBC to DAAR Communications that reaches the threshold for withdrawal of license and shut down of the media house.

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Oby Ezekwesili in her statement said, “It is a deep character flaw for a leader to constantly crave for citizens to fuss and fawn over them. Ridiculous. In true leadership, citizens are left to exercise their freedom to love and not to love the leader. Above all, as they do so, their Voice must never be muzzled.

My Summary of this lengthy Sanctions letter from NBC to AIT is simply this: “We have warned you several times in the past to stop broadcasting things that upset the Government and NBC. You refused to listen. Now we shall shut you up and down until you are ready to be like NTA”

There is nothing in that letter from NBC to AIT that reaches the threshold for withdrawal of license and shut down of a Media house that we all know Government perceives as an “Opposition media”. Wisdom should have actually instructed the FG against striking out at them.”

In another report, it was disclosed that the Nigerian Union of Journalist NJC has given NBC 24 hours to reverse their decision.

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