Arise TV anchor Reuben Abati on Wednesday clashed with the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Victor Oye during the channel’s The Morning Show.
Abati asked Oye to indemnify Arise TV and take full responsibility for calling party opposition Edozie Njoku a “fraudster” and “liar”. But Oye refused, told the former presidential aide to “keep quiet”, adding that he too is a journalist.
The incident saw the two men engage in a little argument before Abati took a break.
I Will Not Indemnify @ARISEtv
— ARISE News Feed (@ARISEtv) May 18, 2022
The clash has generated interesting reactions on social media. See below:
My problem with Dr.Abati is that he wants everyone to defer to https://t.co/vHYXn5RSXh can’t continue to treat your guest as if the are your students!! You shouldn’t even treat your student like this Dr!!
— Tunji Tolani (@AJ_Tolani) May 18, 2022
Truth be told,Reuben Abati anchoring any show on TV is a mistake. Dude was a print journalist for all his career. I am sure he never trained as a broadcast journalist and it’s clear, he lacks the temperament to be a TV anchor. https://t.co/qgNxWNHp87
— QA (@ib_finest) May 18, 2022
Reuben Abati got it wrong. Everyone heard what Victor Oye said. All Reuben had to do was to put up a disclaimer that the words of Victor Oye are his (Victor Oye) and not Arise News. Reuben was highly unprofessional. https://t.co/i12fqZNCJq
— Peter Obi’s Driver (@Unkul_Obi) May 18, 2022
To be fair to @abati1990, Victor Oye shouldn’t have said “keep quiet” to him, that is condescending. Also instead of Abati asking for indemnity, he should have said for the record that all that was said are Victor’s opinion and not that of @ARISEtv. To avoid all these drama. https://t.co/POVz5pcTHp
— Ladipo R-Williams #PoliticsOfEquity (@TrueNaijaboi) May 18, 2022