The Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has withdrawn the accreditation of the correspondent and cameraman of the Independent Television (ITV) attached to the Government House in a reaction to a report that the governor’s security aides beat up a Catholic Priest.
The governor on Tuesday in a letter to the General Manager, Independent Television (ITV), Benin City, owned by Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Special Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Kassim Afegbua, said the report was considered unprofessional, ThisDay reports.
Mr Afegbua said recalled its earlier discussion with ITV on the series of fabricated and adversarial reportage of issues in the state which has continued to misinform, misrepresent and confuse the people of the state.
It was gathered that the state government had also terminated its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Igbinedion University, Okada.
A sources close to the state government revealed that the termination of the MoU was as result of the refusal of the institution to honour the terms of the agreement which amounted to N350 million, it is speculated that it might not be unconnected with the disagreement.It would be recalled that ITV reported that the security aides attached to Governor Oshiomhole allegedly beat up Reverend Father Peter Udo, a Catholic priest.