By OKECHUKWU PEACE
Social commentator and filmmaker, Charles Novia has condemned the clampdown of the office of Presiden-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari on African Independent Television (AIT).
Novia noted that he always held the opinion that “freedom of expression will be curtailed in the next government.”
The award-winning filmmaker who posted his opinion on his facebook account said, “If this report is true, it shows the colouration of Buhari’s government to the Press. As a President, you must be tolerant. There’s no REASON to be vindictive to the Press. Hasn’t President Jonathan shown a good example by being tolerant and indifferent to all the insults the opposition Press had for him all these years? Someone should tell Buhari that the year is 2015 and not 1984. If he comes in with a vengeance, he cannot have a focused reign. You don’t screw with the Press or Freedom of Association.
“If any of his goons have issues with AIT or Chief Dokpesi, the Press Council and Law Courts are there to utilize. I have said it that freedom of expression will be curtailed in the next government and this will prove my suspicions right.