Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has finally apologised to Eyo Charles, the Daily Trust journalist he verbally assaulted during a press conference in Calabar, Cross River state on August 20.
After a media backlash over the Calabar incident which was captured on video, Fani-Kayode had apologised to his friends in the media but made no direct apology to Charles.
Charles, a correspondent with Daily Trust had asked Fani-Kayode who was funding all his trips to the Southern states he is currently touring, leading to the attack from the former minister.
At a different press conference in the Akwa Ibom state government house on Friday August 28, Fani-Kayode asked Charles for forgiveness, saying “I’m deeply sorry for the manner I reacted to what 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.”
Fani-Kayode said, “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.”