Buhari the President-elect, Federal Republic of Nigeria has ban AIT from covering its official events, base on the negative documentary posture about him that was televised on AIT, before the general election.
It, however, enjoined all media organizations to observe the highest level of professional standards in carrying out their duties.
However, Legal icon, Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), said: “I agree absolutely with Buhari on the issue. AIT is not fit to be a practical organization in Nigeria.
“An organization, which worships money and would sell its soul to the devil for money, and would abandon every ethics of its profession should not exist. If I were in Buhari’s position, I would be harsher.”
Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Opadokun, described the face-off between AIT and the President-elect as unfortunate because “the media has the constitutional responsibility to inform, report and equally entertain the masses.
“I feel concerned about this development, but my simple advice is that both AIT and the President-elect should forget what transpired in the past and move on.”
President, South-East/South-South Professionals of Nigeria, SESS, Mr. Emeka Ugwu-Oju, said: “We have to take it as an overzealous act by some people around the President-elect, because he is a public figure who should be accessible to the media.