Akwa Ibom Journalists Boycotts Fani-Kayode’s Press Conference After Calling One “Stupid”
Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), have resolved to boycott a press conference planned for a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who is presently in the state.
In a statement on Friday, August 28, 2020, the Union directed all journalists not to attend any activity organised by the former minister who arrived the state on Thursday August 27th.
This is coming a few days after Fani-Kayode was caught on camera raining insults at a Daily Trust journalists, Eyo Charles, for asking him a “stupid question” during a press conference in Calabar, Cross River State.
Charles had asked Fani-Kayode who bankrolled his recent tour of some southern states. But the former minister who was infuriated by the question, said the journalist was “stupid”.
Reacting to the heavy criticism the video generated, Fani-Kayode said he had no apology to offer, insisting that he was insulted by the question thrown at him by the journalist at the press conference.
However, after meeting his advisors, Fani-Kayode finally apologized for insulting the journalist, adding that he regretted his action which had made him to offend many of his friends in the media.
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