There was drama yesterday in Akure when when one of the media aides to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu angrily stormed out of a live radio program.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akeredolu on new media, Gani Mohammed Ajowa stormed out of a live program on Breeze FM after being called a ‘politician who works with the highest bidder’ by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Assistant Director of Media & Publicity in Ondo State, Leye Igbagbo who also featured on the show.
According to findings, the pair were invited to appear on the radio programme, ‘Fire 4 Fire’ was anchored by a renowned radio broadcaster in the state, Adebisi Ajiboye, popularly known as Sogigun.
The situation in the studio became charged when Igbabo described Ajowa as a politician who works with the highest bidder.
Ajowa who found the statement disrespectful and insulting told Igbabo that he lacked respect for elders. Efforts by Igbabo to explain to him that the statement was not insulting were unsuccessful.
Watch the video below;
Governor Akeredolu’s media aide, Gani Mohammed Ajowa storms out of live radio program after being described as a “politician who works with the highest bidder” by PDP’s representative, Leye Igbagbo. pic.twitter.com/wDOASmidpw
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Reacting to the incident, Ondo State PDP in its statement said it is shameful for a government paid media aide to ”insult and denigrate a fellow citizen of the state for any reason.”
The statement reads;
“It was shameful to say the least, for a government paid media aide to insult and denigrate a fellow citizen of the state for any reason. We monitored the radio program from our office and find no reason whatsoever for Mr. Gani Mohammed of the APC to have insulted Hon Leye Igbabo, the Assistant Director of Media & Publicity of the PDP.
The media aides obvious lack of comprehension of the Yoruba statement credited to Hon Igbabo, which he concluded was an insult, was not enough to warrant such insults and prideful invectives used against our Assistant Director.
A responsible government would apologize knowing it holds power on the behalf of the people and must never be seen to use same in such a shameful manner.”