Since 10am on 15 November 2022, Television Continental (TVC), a station owned by Nigerian presidential hopeful, Bola Tinubu, has been running a positive commentary and footage of Tinubu’s campaign flag-off in Jos, Plateau State, which was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and 22 governors.
“Anchors hailing APC rally!” Ndi Kato, a Spokesperson for the Peter Obi campaign organisation, tweeted before announcing that she had cancelled her appearance on the TV station.
But there was more. Tinubu’s newspaper, The Nation published articles showing deferential respect to Tinubu, blotting out all negative perspectives while photographs and stories of the event were splashed on four pages.
The lead story on the front page of The Nation newspaper, which is also owned by Tinubu, reads, ‘Buhari: “Nigeria needs Tinubu’. It also highlights the glowing tributes and encomiums showere
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