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Fani-Kayode apologises over assaults on Journalist, withdraws word, ‘Stupid’

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The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who lost his ‘cool’ during an encounter with a Daily Trust reporter in Calabar has apologised by withdrawing the word “stupid”.

Fani-Kayode, in a trending video had lashed out at the journalist for demanding to know who was ‘bankrolling’ his trip across the geopolitical zones.

He called the journalists all sorts of unprintable names, adding he was stupid to have asked such a question.

But, the former presidential aide took to his twitter handle @realFFK on Wednesday morning to tweet thus:

“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!”

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