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Sowore Threatens To Sue Over Exemption From Presidential Debate

Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress Omoyele Sowore has threatened to sue the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria for excluding his name on the presidential debate.

In a letter written to BON Chairman John Momoh through the party’s attorney, Inibehe Effiong, sowore said he will take legal actions for the exemption of his name on the list of candidates for the presidential debate.

According to reports,  the decision to leave Sowore out from the debate is unconstitutional as the Section 2, paragraph 1.1.4 of the Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage adopted by BON and seven other media organizations on the 30th day of October states that; “A broadcast medium shall strive to ensure the participation of all parties and candidates contesting elections in political debates.”

The debate for Vice Presidential candidates is scheduled to hold at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Friday, December 14, by 7 pm, while the presidential debate is to hold on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

The debates for both positions are expected to be aired live on all BON member stations and its affiliates and across major social media platforms.


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