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Fresh FM’s Group General Manager Declines Seyi Makinde’s Appointment

Alhaji Abolade Salami, a veteran broadcaster and the group general manager of FRESH FM NIGERIA, has distanced himself from a report that he has been named a member of the media and publicity committee for the re-election of Engineer Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State.

Alhaji Salami denied ever applying to join the Media and Publicity Committee to support Seyi Makinde’s reelection campaign in a statement given to the media in Ibadan on Thursday night by the Ace broadcaster.

Alhaji Salami pleaded with the populace to ignore the article.

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The statement personally signed by Alhaji Abolade Salami reads:

“My attention has been drawn to a publication on the social media that I have been appointed as a member of the Media and Publicity committee for the re-election of Governor Seyi Makinde and I hereby decline the offer due to my position as a serving media executive with indepth knowledge of the ethics of my profession.

“I am not a member of any committee whatsoever set up by the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde or any of his aides for his re-election or any political activity in any form. I am not a member of any political party and neither am I involved in any political activity in any way.

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“With a practice spanning over four decades, I am a seasoned professional, and broadcast journalist of note without any partisan relationship of any kind with any political party while I strictly observe the code and ethics of our profession which forbid partisanship and political leanings.

“The Fresh FM radio station which I work for has a strong policy on objectivity and non-partisanship in its entire operations and would never sacrifice that for anything”.

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The general public is hereby advised to disregard the falsehood already trending in the social media and take it with a pinch of salt as I am not permitted by my professional calling to be partisan”. He concluded

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