Femi Fani-Kayode Tenders Public Apology To Daily Trust Reporter Eyo Charles
Femi Fani-Kayode, yesterday apologised for his verbal assault on Daily Trust reporter, Eyo Charles which the Awareness broke earlier in the week.
He had previously also apologised to his “friends in the media” for the verbal assault on the journalist.
FFK had described Charles as “very stupid” at a roundtable held with journalists in Calabar, Cross River State, on August 20 after Charles had asked the ex-minister if anyone was financing his tour of states
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Following the backlash generated by the incident, the former minister again apologised at a press briefing held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Journalists in the state had earlier taken a decision to boycott any activity that Mr Fani-Kayode is involved in as retaliation.
Fani-Kayode said he disappointed himself and everyone.
“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.
“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. 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.”
Eyo Charles has yet to respond.
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