Daily Times: Fani-Kayode Shows Remorse, Apologises to Reporter, Journalists

….Denies Threat of Physical Harm

By Chris Udochukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has expressed regrets over the deployment of uncouched words against the Daily Times reporter and has apologised to the him and other journalists who were hurt or offended by this ugly episode.

Fani-Kayode who took to his twitter handle @realFFK to tender the apology in series of tweets, also denied threat of physical harm to the journalist.

The tweets read:

“I 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.

“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 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 another state today!

Precise Post recalls that Fani-Kayode had during press briefing in Calabar on Day, insulted the Daily Trust reporter who sought to know who was bankrolling the cost of his tour across the country.

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