The National Broadcasting Commission on Monday said it would not relent in sanctioning broadcast stations that use inflammatory materials in their political broadcasts.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of the Commission, Emeka Mba, made available in Abuja.
The statement quoted Mba as saying some stations operate in a manner that could become counter-productive to the national objective of peaceful, free and fair elections.
He said: “We have already written to those stations to desist and are still considering further sanctions in line with the provisions of the law.”
Mba stressed the need for broadcast stations to join the efforts toward violence-free pre and post election seasons, as well as free and fair elections in 2015.
He said: “We believe that broadcasting stations can only contribute to this when all programmes adhere to the general principles of legality, decency and truthfulness.
“A broadcaster shall, in using political material for news, avoid taking inflammatory and divisive matter in its provocative form.”