Ayo Fayose, and Arise TV’s presenter, Rufai Oseni, clashed during a live TV broadcast on Thursday.
Ayo Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State, and Rufai Oseni, a broadcaster for Arise TV, were involved in an argument on Thursday during a live TV broadcast on the network.
Fayose’s call for everyone to move on in the wake of the violence after the March 18 elections was criticized by Rufai.
The state’s House of Assembly and governor elections were held on March 18 by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Rufai, while responding to Fayose’s opinion, said: “All you have said is a justification of illegality in our country and a lot of people are taken aback because you yourself have been secretly recorded by an Army Captain when you were hatching an election fraud plans in 2014 and we all remember that experience.
“So is it that we should continue in that now?
“And I will also like to ask this honestly: if another person apart from Tinubu that you supported won this election, would you come on air and say all of these things that you are saying that people should move on without justice?
“Yes it happened in other parts of the country, but the killings, the hurts, the laceration of people’s body and the likes that happened in parts of the country, but most importantly in Lagos.
“So should we justify this now because it favours people that you were in support of?”
Fayose responded by saying he would not accept it since it was an attack on his character.
He claimed that Rufai was the reason he had refused to appear on Arise TV, but that co-anchor Reuben Abati had assured him that he would properly moderate the program.
He said: “I take exception to your claim that I was secretly recorded and I take exception that nobody has proven that.
“Yes I can be recorded but nobody can ever say to you that I said they can go and rig an election.
“I have avoided talking on this area.
“But if we are talking about Nigeria, let us start with the press and let us start with your person.
“You recall your incident on the bus lane and your attack on the police.
“That shows that you as a journalist and a public analyst, somebody who is supposed to live above board is not equally living above board.
“And he that must come to equity must have clean hands.
“I read a lot and I listen to your comments.
“I was invited by your station.
“If you didn’t touch on something that impugns on my personality, I will not give you an answer to that.
“I told Reuben Abati yesterday and I specifically complained about you and your attack on persons you do not believe in.”