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Fani Kayode tenders apology for attacking the Journalist in Calabar


Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, has apologised to Eyo Charles, the Daily Trust journalist whom he attacked at a press conference.

Recall that shouted at Charles before ending a briefing in Calabar, Cross River state.

Charles had asked him if his recent trips were being sponsored and the ex-minister lost his cool afterwards.

In a statement shared via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode said:  “I met with my advisors till late last night and I wish to say the following. I hereby withdraw the word “stupid” which I used in my encounter with a journalist in Calabar.”

“I have many friends in the media who I offended by losing my cool and using such words. I hereby express my regrets for doing so.”

“I do however wish to state categorically that no threat of physical harm was ever made to the journalist in question and neither did I send anyone to threaten him. Anyone that says otherwise is lying and I challenge them to bring the proof.”

Also Read: Journalist who was verbally attacked by Fani Kayode narrates his own experience

“I would never seek to physically harm a journalist. For the last 30 years I have defended and worked with journalists and fought for the right of freedom of expression.”

“I am also very close to many in that profession. I would be the last to seek to disparage those that are honorable and noble within its ranks.”

“I hope that this will assuage the pain and anger of anyone that was hurt or offended by this ugly episode. I have now put this matter behind me and moved on. Now my tour of the South continues. Moving to yet another state today!”


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