Fani-Kayode apologises, withdraws ‘stupid’ word on journalist

Gbeleyi Abayomi

Former minister for aviation, Mr Fani-Kayode has apologized and subsequently withdrawn the stupid word used After receiving backlash for verbally assaulting a daily trust journalist.

Fani-Kayode had attacked Eyo Charles, a journalist, who asked him a question at a press conference in Calabar, Cross River last week.

Apologizing for his actions, the former aviation minister took to his Twitter to withdraw the use of the stupid word and subsequently apologized.

“met with my advisors & 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 & using such words.

I hereby express my regrets for doing so”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.”

“I would never seek to physically harm a journalist. For the last 30 years I have defended & worked with journalists & fought for the right of freedom of exiression. 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 another state today!”

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