MTN Nigeria has dissociated itself from recharge cards bearing the logos of various political organisations being circulated in some parts of Lagos State ahead of the 2015 General elections in the country.
The mobile phone company said in a statement 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 the Middle East.”
The company also explained that “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/reprint them for their private/commercial use.”
The company further stated that it “takes all prudent steps to ensure that its dealers conform to agreed trade practices consistent with statute and policies governing the Industry.”
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