Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has waded into the raging controversy over whether the young man that dislodged Professor Wole Soyinka from a plane’s seat was right in insisting on his right or showing respect to ‘old age’.
In a tweet Monday, FFK slammed the young man as disrespectful and irreverent, counselling those who may think like the man: “We know it is his right but it is not every right that u insist on exercising”.
Read Fani Kayode’s tweet:
The young man that told 80 year old Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka to get up, move to the aisle and vacate the window seat for him on a commercial flight is disrespecful and irreverant.We know it is his right but it is not every right that u insist on exercising.#wolesoyinka pic.twitter.com/zFITO7PRu9
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) June 24, 2019
The incident happened on a flight, in which oil and energy mogul, Tonye Patrick Cole, was a witness.
Tonye Cole was shocked by the behaviour of the young man, to a man who commands respect and adoration worldwide.