Channels Television presenter, Seun Okinbaloye, has reacted to the N5 million fine recently slammed on the television station by the National Broadcasting Commission. In a veiled reaction to the fine of N5 million on Sunday night, April 2, while closing his political programme, Okinbaloye declared that the “media will not be silenced as Nigeria belongs to everyone.” The NBC had fined the Channels TV following a petition by the campaign spokesperson for the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, after Okinbaloye’s interview with the Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed, on March 22 where the vice presidential candidate on TV kicked against the swearing-in of Tinubu as President come May 29. While appearing on the show, Baba-Ahmed called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria not to swear in Tinubu, insisting that declaring Tinubu as the winner was against the constitution. In the petition, Onanuga accused the Labour Party vice presidential candidate of making several inciting comments during the interview and also noted that Okinbaloye failed to act professionally by stopping the politician from making such comments.

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