BREAKING!!! Fani-Kayode Withdraws Word, Apologises To Nigerian Journalists

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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has finally withdrawn his word “stupid” which he used on a journalist while holding a press conference in Calabar, Cross Rivers State.

Fani-Kayode who is currently under fire for describing a journalist, Mr Eyo Charles as stupid has equally apologised for using such word.

In a statement made available to 9News Nigeria on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode said he regrets using such word on the Nigerian Journalist.

Fani-Kayode, a strong critic of President Muhammadu Buhari noted that for over 30 years he has defended and worked with journalists and fought for the right of freedom of expression.

He, however, refused to state who is bankrolling his trips to different states in Nigeria but revealed that the tour continues and his now moving to another state.

The statement reads,

“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.”

“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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