The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that all accredited media organisations in the country, including the African Independent Television (AIT), are free to cover the activities of the president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
The party in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made available to journalists, said the incoming administration to be led by Buhari will not discriminate against any media organisation, irrespective of its role during the electioneering campaign prior to the recent polls.
It, however, enjoined all media organisations to observe the highest level of professional standards in carrying out their duties.
APC said, “There is a Code of Ethics guiding the practice of journalism in Nigeria, and this demands every journalist to ensure strict adherence to the highest levels of ethics and professionalism in carrying out their duties.
“There must be repercussions, within the realms of the law, for media organisations which have wantonly breached the Code of Ethics of the journalism profession and turned themselves to partisans instead of professionals.
“But such repercussions will not include barring any accredited media organisation from covering the activities of the president-elect.’’