Political commentator and chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Momodu, has voiced his support for Rufai Oseni, the Arise TV anchor who got into a heated debate with an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Jesutega Onakpasa.
Oseni and Onakpasa clashed on live television over the policies of President Bola Tinubu and the ongoing economic crisis in the country.
While some APC supporters criticized Oseni, his performance also garnered praise from members of the opposition.
A post on Instagram on Friday, Momodu defended Rufai, writing: “I have read a lot of articles, essays, comments and commentaries about Rufai Oseni’s style of interviewing guests on ARISE NEWS TELEVISION… Majority of them have been quite venomous and downright acerbic… Does he deserve to be criticised? Why not? All of us who criticise others should expect people to get angry every now and then, but I don’t expect them to get so abusive.
“Anyway. I’m a big fan of @rufaioseni , warts and all. And the reason is simple. It is about his intellectual prowess. He is sound and confident. His style is unique to him and it fascinates or irritates his critics and admirers differently. I’m writing this to encourage him. He should remain brilliant and focused. GOD bless him mightily.”