The Leadership Newspaper reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has launched a new international radio station. This follows the takeover and dominance of the nation’s broadcasting airwaves by elements of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who are using same to attack the APC leadership. The new broadcast outfit, which broadcasts from undisclosed locations, has started broadcasting to Hausa speaking people of Northern Nigeria with 500kw transmitters on test transmission from 7:00am-7:30am on 11720khz on the 25meterband shortwave.
The sign-call of the radio is Radio APC, Radio Chanji. The broadcast which was received and monitored in Kano, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Maiduguri, Adamawa, Birnin-Kebbi and Niamey, among others, started transmission over the weekend. The programmes which were largely APC musicals in Hausa language are in support of the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, the party’s Kaduna State governorship candidate, Malam Nasir el-Rufai; Kano State governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Sokoto State governor Aliyu Wammako and other party chieftains.
The unnamed female announcer said a 24-hour transmission would soon commence to cover the pre-and post-election activities of the party, including the phone-in programmes, on-the-spot assessments, and interviews with various strata of the party’s faithful.