By Eric Elezuo
Veteran journalist and former special assistant in the office of the presidency, Mr. Babafemi Ojudu, has given reasons why he and some of his colleagues left the Concord press in the wake of the June 12 debacle.
Speaking as the Chairman at the launch of the book, Media and Elections: Professional Responsibilities of Journalists, written by Lanre Arogundade, at the Eko FM hall, Ikeja, Lagos, the Ekiti State former governorship aspirant, stated that they didn’t find any need to apologise to the then Head of State, General Sani Abacha, for a story he felt offended with even as the Publisher of the Concord, Chief MKO Abiola, had prevailed upon them to do.
Ojudu said “When Abiola asked us to apologise to Abacha, we asked why and what have we done wrong.”
Abacha has shut down the Concord Press as a result of a publication that offended him, and demanded an apology before the company could be reopened.
“When Abiola insisted on the apology or we leave because his business was going down, we chose to believe because our integrity was at stake,” Ojudu said