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Lekki: I spoke truth to power before attack on TVC, says Afolabi-Brown


The host of breakfast programme, Your View, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, said she had a premonition that Wednesday’s programme would be her last at Television Continental.

Afolabi-Brown said in a Facebook post on Wednesday night that she was glad she spoke truth to power before hoodlums burnt down TVC office in the Ketu area of Lagos State this morning.

Afolabi-Brown was on air when the hoodlums besieged the station.

Narrating the event of the day, she wrote, “Many have asked this question today. The truth is, we understood our responsibility to our audience to speak.

“I told the ladies yesterday (Tuesday). I said, ‘Tomorrow’s show (today) is likely to be our last show for many reasons.’ I said, ‘We may be attacked or even fired but we must speak the truth to power.’

“I’m so glad I said these words because one of it actually happened.

“It will go down in history that when the chips were down, the ladies of YourView did not back down. We spoke up. I’m glad we did. God bless the new Nigeria of our dreams. #anewnigeria”

The TV presenter accompanied the post with a video showing her final moments on the programme on Wednesday morning when she questioned the attack by soldiers on Lekki #EndSARS protesters on Tuesday night.

She had said, “Good morning. Yesterday (Tuesday), Lagos was practically mourning the death of many.

“On our governor’s watch, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, armed men, soldiers shot at innocent protesters at Lekki.

“There were hotspots in Lagos, we had in Ajegunle, Orile Iganmu, Mushin where hoodlums took to the streets to destroy properties and attack others (but) the military did not go there. They went where peaceful protesters were sitting down singing the national anthem at Lekki toll gate.

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