Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Nigerians Take Femi Fani Kayode To The Cleaners On Social Media

Nigerians have taken a former Minister of Aviation Mr Femi Fani Kayode to the cleaners on social media over the way and manner he abused and hurled insult on a journalist during a press conference in Calabar 

But the man in the eye of the storm has maintained his stand on his actions

This was his reaction 

"During my tour of the South and after a long and successful press conference in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, a journalist put up his hand for the last question and said,

"Well we do not know who is bankrolling you".

This is not a question but an assertion and an insult. 

And if this insulting ASSERTION were made before Trump or OBJ I know how they would have reacted.

Below is my response and I have no apology to offer for it. 

The young man apologised to me during the press conference and sent his apologies to me after the conference. I have accepted his apologies in good faith and moved on. 

I have always had respect for journalists and I always will. Those of them that know me or have worked with or for me over the last 30 years can attest to that. 

However there is a distinction between asking a question and offering a gratuitous insult . 

This is all the more so when it is clear that the assertion was sponsored  and engineered by my political enemies who wanted to use the young man to insult and embarrass me and question my integrity. Well they got more than they bargained for. 

I repeat this was not a question but an assertion and an insult and I will not accept that from any man born of woman. Thank you."

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