The suspension and fine of N5 million slammed by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Channels Television over alleged violation of broadcasting code, has been described by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)as draconian.

The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement issued on Monday, said the party without prejudice to the issues raised against Channels Television, the reported hasty clampdown, without the benefit of caution, is suggestive of intolerance and high-handedness by the regulatory body.

PDP expressed worries that such disposition could be counter-productive and heighten the already tense situation in our nation at this critical time.

The party urged NBC to review the punitive measure on the media house as well as a scale-up system-friendly measure that will ensure best practices in information dissemination in the country.

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