Fani-Kayode Retracted His Words, Begs Daily Trust, NUJ, Others For Forgiveness

Femi Fani-Kayode who had earlier said that he owed no one apology for lashing out at a reporter, Mr Eyo Charles during a press conference in Calabar, Cross River state has retracted his statement and begged all for forgiveness.

The former Aviation Minister tendered his apology through a statement he posted on his social media handles.

He wrote:

“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.”


FKK concluded saying that his tour of the South continues and that nothing will stop it.

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