15th March, 2011
INEC has written the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) requesting it to ensure that equal air time be allotted to all political parties for their campaigns.
A statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the commissionâ€™s Department of Public Affairs said the request followed complaints by opposition parties about inability to access the broadcast media for campaigns and promotions.
â€œINEC has written to the NBC to prevail on such media to allow equal access to all the parties in consonance with the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended),â€ the statement stated.
It said the letter signed by INEC Secretary, Alhaji Abdullahi Kaugama, noted that the complaints focused more on state media outfits controlled by ruling parties.