The National Broadcasting Commission has shut down the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State for announcing unauthorized results in the just concluded Ekiti state elections.
Director, Broadcast Monitoring of the commission, Armstrong Idachaba, announced the closing down of the state government-owned radio and television stations late on Saturday night.
Amstrong cited Governor Ayodele Fayose’s breach of the Electoral Act and Broadcasting Code, using the two stations.
He alleged that Fayose went on to announce results in favour of his Deputy and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka.
“The Commission is particularly displeased by the unauthorized declaration of results by the state Governor in the state Broadcast station.
“The Commission has taken the decision to curb the continued breach of the Electoral Act and the Broadcasting Code on Political Broadcast,” Armstrong said.