Don’t rely on election results from social media – NBC warns TV, radio stations

by Kolapo Olapoju

The folks on social media may put out their election results on various platforms but television and radio stations better not rely on them till INEC makes an announcement.

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has cautioned broadcast stations against announcing election results obtained through social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The NBC Director General, Emeka Mbah, gave out the awrning on Thursday, March 26, while addressing a press conference in Enugu State.

Mbah stated that only the results declared by INEC should be announced by the electronic media, adding that any station who violated the directive would be sanctioned.

He added that only the INEC was authorised to announced results as contained in Section 5.2.15 of the broadcast code.

Mbah said: “Broadcasters are reminded that the social media is not an official source for release of election results.”

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