The Speaker of Nigeria's Ogun State House of Assembly, Tunji Egbetokun, said that the legislature barred the state-owned radio and television
stations from covering its activities because their editorial teams
were yet to recover from the shock of the impeachment of the former
Speaker, Titi Oseni,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â writes Kola Adepoju in the Daily Champion.
Egbetokun alleged that both stations were still portraying the legislature in bad light, just as he claimed that the management of both stations had apologised to the House.
Speaking with newsmen in his office, Egbetokun who was flanked by fellow lawmakers said "the action (clampdown on the stations)was taken as a result of cumulative aggression on the state House of Assembly and as a result of cumulative offences bordering on inadequate reports by the two stations."
He stressed, "you can't divorce what happened (alleged distorted report) by the stations from the impeachment issue. People don't want to change.
They have been fixed, they don't want to shift from that pre-impeachment stereo-type position and we have to help them to shift".
Egbetokun said the clampdown on the stations was not spontaneous. "On two occasions, we lodged our complains thinking they will change but they are getting worse. We are of the view that it is better to take time and do things and enjoy it later than to continue to tolerate bad things"
Egbetokun however, informed that the management of the two stations had apologised in a written letter sent to the House, adding that in view of their apology the House would soon rescind its decision.
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