Few days to the governorship elections in Edo State, the Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomole has ordered the transfer of NTA staffers out of Edo who are neutral and are not working for the APC in the State.
Findings reveals that, senior staff of the broadcast station has been moved out of Benin due to what sources described as their not yielding approach to the campaign of the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki.
Secret Reporters findings reveal that, the Assistant Director of news, Mrs.Essien has been thrown out, and replaced with who Oshiomole wants. After the Governor had called her to his office and tongue lashed her and vowed to remove her from the station. Other staff of the station removed are, Beauty Eboghiamien who was transferred to Owerri, while Celestina Osayande was also transferred, as both were Managers, News and Current Affairs.
The Zonal Director, Mr Niyi was removed and taken to NTA Port Harcourt office, and Mrs Pauline Igbanor who hails from same place with Oshiomhole and is sympathetic to APC was brought from Ibadan. Pauline was also the former Benin Zonal Director before Niyi was in Benin.
Mohammed Abdulkadir has been brought in from Abuja to work for the APC, as he boasted that he was brought to deliver the APC, and will leave for Abuja once his assignment is done.
Findings show that, the PDP guber candidate in the State, Ize Iyanmu and his party has stopped the NTA from covering them and recently asked them out during a courtesy call to Ize Iyanmu, because, it won’t be aired, and will amount to sheer waste of time and resources.
Further findings reveal that, part of Oshiomole’s pain was the jingle of the anti change song featuring monkeys that was aired on NTA which angered Oshiomhole and APC, which he had to place a call across to Lai Mohammed telling him that if APC loses the election, NTA should be held responsible, which led to the mass transfer.