Independent Campaign Network on Monday asked the National Broadcasting Commission to investigate the alleged unethical practices by the Ondo State Radio-vision Corporation.
The ICN was inaugurated by the Action Congress of Nigeria to complement the activities of the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation.
The organisation’s Director of Media, Mr. Bosun Oladimeji, in a statement, said the OSRC management had been rejecting paid adverts from opposition political parties in the state.
He said, “In the past seven months, OSRC, has flagrantly breach the simple principle of fair and balance reporting by refusing to air both paid adverts and programmes of political parties opposed to the ruling Labour Party.
“The station has been rejecting advertisements from the Action Congress of Nigeria since the commencement of electioneering campaign in the State.” He added.
But the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, said the OSRC management, had consistently been fair in its coverage of news and airing of advertisements.
He said, “The allegation of the ICN against our most credible and highly informative media establishment is laughable because everybody in the state is aware that the A C N operate a radio station, Adaba FM, has consistently being broadcasting falsehood and lies against the state government and the LP.
“The management of Adaba FM had on many occasions been found guilty of gross misconduct especially as it affects ethical practices.
“The station had consistently been paying huge sums as fines because they are always breaching the rules of the NBC.
“It is a common knowledge that their radio station had lost credibility. OSRC had since been airing jingles of other political parties.