Monday, 11 February 2019

Re: APCON has taken up the Responsibility of LASAA

As we inch close to the 2019 general election, our attention has been drawn to the controversies on new media platform as regards our operations.

Individuals are expressing opinions about the state of enforcement on political advertisements, some state that APCON, the regulatory body of advertising are not balanced in their enforcement exercises.

They accuse APCON of being partisan and sparing advertisements belonging to the APC (the ruling party) while at the same time blanking out those of the opposition.

This is not true, as it is misleading to the general public. APCON vets all advertisements before their exposure in the media.

As a public institution, APCON has no sectional interest. That is why it marks for removal, any advertisement that has no pre-exposure approval irrespective of the party involved.

The exercise so far has cut across parties (those in power and the opposition) you may find attached some of the advertisements.

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