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Saturday, August 29, 2020

I'm deeply sorry: Fani-Kayode apologises for harassing journalist in Calabar - ITREALMS

The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has rendered an unreserved apology to a journalist, Mr. Charles Eyo, and body of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), for the verbal harassment he meted out during a recent press conference in Calabar, the Cross-River State capital, reports ITREALMS.

Fani Kayode equally apologised to family members, friends, and colleagues of the Daily Trust reporter.

Speaking on Friday during a press conference at the Government House in Uyo and monitored in Lagos via ChannelsTv, the ex-minister said he disappointed himself and everyone, noting that his reaction was undefendable.

“I’m deeply sorry for the manner I reacted to the said reporter. I was too hard on him. The question was mischievous, but I fell for it,” he said.

“I should have been smarter than that. I am using this opportunity to reach out to him, and I hope he will be kind enough to forgive me.”

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“I disappointed myself, my family and friends, my colleagues and even my bosses, those who hold me in high esteem.

“I have regrets, it was not my finest day. No leader or public figure should ever react like that. I disappointed myself. I deeply regret it and I believe it will never happen again.”

This comes barely three days after Fani-Kayode branded the reporter ‘stupid’.

The reporter had asked Fani-Kayode who was “bankrolling” his recent tour of several southern states, a question that irked the ex-minister.

*Uboshe Uboshe with additional reports from ChannelsTV

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