The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has cleared the air on it alleged involvement in leaking audio of a phone call communication between the dou of president, Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo and the presidential candidate of Labour Party in the just concluded general election, Peter Obi.
The commission in a press release signed by commission’s Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka denies the allegation, says…
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been inundated with enquiries by the media on allegations of telephone “tracking” and “leakage” made against the Commission by some individuals and groups in the social and alternative Media.
The Commission wishes to make the following clarifications:
i. The Commission denies the allegations in their entirety.
ii. Bythe provisions of the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, the Commission does not and cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations of anyone.
iii.The Commission has reported the allegations, which we take seriously, to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.
iv. TheCommission restates its commitment to discharge its responsibilities to the Nigerian people in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; the NCA 2003; and other extant Laws of the Federation; and global best practices.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission denies these allegations and advises the public to disregard them.