Telco denies backing parties’ political campaigns

MTN

MTN

from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – MTN Nigeria, the mobile operator, has denied having arrangements with any political party to produce specially branded recharge cards.

The telecommunications company said all prudent steps to ensure that its dealers conform to agreed trade practices consistent with statute and policies governing the industry.

“Our attention has been drawn to reports of circulation of MTN logical pins in the form of “recharge cards” allegedly branded with the logos of various political organisations in some parts of Lagos State,” it said in a statement.

“Consistent with best retail and distribution practice, operators and their authorised partners are allowed to sell logical PINs to dealers and trade partners, who in turn retail them to third parties and members of the public who may also wish to use/reprint them for their private/commercial use.”

MTN said it took all prudent steps to ensure that its dealers conform to agreed trade practices consistent with statute and policies governing the industry.

It added that as a corporate organisation MTN is non-political and non-partisan.

“MTN Nigeria does not have any arrangement with any political party to produce specially branded recharge cards or merchandise.

“We also do not have any affiliation with any political party or organisation, either in Nigeria or in any of the 22 countries where MTN operates across Africa and Middle East.

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