Nigerians have expressed outrage over a leaked video, in which former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, verbally assaulted a journalist working for Daily Trust.
Eyo Charles, the Daily Trust journalist, received a dress down from the usually acidic mouth of the former minister in Calabar.
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Fani-Kayode spoke with pressmen after inspecting some ongoing projects by Governor Ben Ayade.
Here are samples of what Nigerians are saying:
There's a thing about Nigerian politicians. They're quick to denigrate, oppress, intimidate, insult & assault anyone who hold counter opinion as theirs. See Femi Fani Kayode call a Journalist "stupid". Just like Femi Adesina, Muhammadu Buhari & co these politicians don't rate us
— Tope Akinyode (@TopeAkinyode) August 25, 2020
Femi Fani-kayode is no different from the average Nigerian politician, a small man with a big mouth and a short temper. Baby tyrant. https://t.co/XwVMDcWzMD
— Baldilocks (@Baldilocks__) August 25, 2020
I think you are the one acting rudely here mr Fani-Kayode, you could have simply answered the question in affirmative. If a foreign journalist had asked same question, would you have used uncouth language like that? NO! Your vituperation gives so much away about your temperament
— Tó̩lá Ò̩ṣunnúgà (@Tola_Osunnuga) August 25, 2020
SERAP Kicks As Fani-Kayode Calls Journalist ‘Very Stupid’ Over Question –
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has been condemned by SERAP for calling a journalist, Charles Eyo ‘very stupid’ after he asked a question in a press conference.
The visibly angry Fani-… pic.twitter.com/n0VAWHtAGc
— Aledeh News (@AledehLive) August 25, 2020