Ahmad Isah, human rights activist and broadcast journalist, says he prays for “good temperament” after the incident that led to the suspension of his radio station.
Isah, popularly called ”ordinary president”, hosts a long-running radio and television programme known as ”Brekete Family”.
In a BBC Africa Eye documentary, the activist was seen slapping a lady who was accused of setting her brother’s daughter on fire over an allegation that she is a witch.
Although Isah apologised for his action, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) summoned him to explain the circumstances leading the incident.
The broadcast regulator later suspended the licence of his radio station for 30 days — effective from May 31 over “recurring unprofessional conduct”.
In a Twitter post on Monday, Isah said: “No matter the good you do, pray for good temperament.”
The broadcaster said he got into trouble because of “hot temper”, adding that he is a ” learner” on the job.
“No matter the good you do, pray for good temperament,” he said.
“Na hot temper put me for this trouble wey I dey so. I no dey hide mouth! Na learner I be!!”
No matter the good you do, pray for good temperament.
Na hot temper put me for this trouble wey I dey so.
I no dey hide mouth! Na learner I be!!
— Ordinary Ahmad Isah (@breketeConnect) May 31, 2021
The comment generated reactions on social media as some Twitter users commended him for his humility and accepting his mistake.
Below are some of the reactions.
I am even more respectful of you now than before. It is only a MAN that will openly admit his mistakes even in sight of his teaming supporters. There’s room for better things to come. You’re destined for greatness. Inn sha Allah. #NeverGiveUpAhmadIsah. 💪🏽💪🏽
— Hashim B. Ibrahim (@hashim_bala) May 31, 2021
Great to admit your weakness and guilt, and begin to work on it.👍
Quite extraordinary of the ordinary president himself. It’s just a bad face, you’ll step through it into more greatness, Ahmed.
— Saiki Muktar (@saikimuktar) May 31, 2021
Good that you admit your weakness but work on it before it gets out of hand and put you in a deeper mess. Some mistakes are irreversible and can lead to regrets.
— PRINCE of Ijesha Land ( Champions of Europe) (@LufadejuD) May 31, 2021
You’re only human, and taking responsibility for your actions is a first step towards restitution. May God favour you.
— TAGS Action (@tagsaction) May 31, 2021
Sir anybody with blood running in him, will do the same. It will take extra grace to hold yourself from acting that way.
— kojo (@Ugokoj) May 31, 2021
Every human at one point in life’s journey has been guilty of same / is guilty of same / will be guilty of same… As humans we all, ARE LEARNING. Huge kudos! my Ordinary President.
— GODTIME ISBEST (@Godstimeisbest) May 31, 2021
Ordinary, you will come out of it stronger. We learn everyday Sir. And the good part of it is that you are not singing the victim song just like the way most people would have done.
— wrong me if I am right🇳🇬 (@yuzomausman) May 31, 2021
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