An Arise TV anchor who breached the Lagos State traffic law on Monday has explained why he said he “will call” Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu after his car was impounded.
Rufai Oseni in an Instagram LIVE session on Tuesday tagged “final reaction. Thanks everyone,” posited that he has the right to say he will call the governor in such a situation.
On Monday, he broke the traffic law by taking the BRT lane and lashed out at officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) who impounded his vehicle.
Mr Oseni, known for his spirited approach during Arise TV’s flagship programme, The Morning Show, has been the subject of social media discourse since he posted on his Twitter account about the incident.
‘Rufai’ started to trend on Twitter on Monday and continued Tuesday along with ‘BRT Lane.’
A video that emerged Tuesday showed Mr Oseni raining insults at the traffic officers who were sitting in their patrol van.
During the live session, he said that “I said I will call the government and I have a right to say I will call the governor of a state because he is the chief security officer,” he said.
“If I didn’t feel treated otherwise. I have a right to say that. The only part I apologize for was when I use expletives ‘…bastards’ I apologize for that.
“But I will call them governor. I have every right to say that.”