Ex minister Fani-Kayode, on Tuesday opened fire on a Daily Trust reporter at a press briefing in Calabar, Cross River state for asking who was bankrolling his recent tour in some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Daily Times gathered that Fani-Kayode in a viral video responded to Eyo Charles in an intimidating manner.
He said, “I am saying this on live TV. What type of stupid question is that? Bankrolling who? Do you know who you are talking to? I will not take any questions from this man,” he had said.
Fani-Kayode reacting to his actions that triggered responses from Nigeria said in a statement that he had no apology to offer, insisting that the journalist’s comment was insulting.
“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,” he said.
“Below is my response and I have no apology to offer for it… This is not a question but an assertion and an insult. And if this insulting assertion were made before (Donald) Trump or OBJ (Olusegun Obasanjo), I know how they would have reacted.
“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.”
Fani-Kayode added that there is a difference 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,” he said.
“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.”
The journalist need to be Educated
Journalist can be funny sometime, as well as our politicians