Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has denied attacking former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar during an interview with media entrepreneur, Dele Momodu.
The virtual interview on Instagram Live was held on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020.
In the course of the interview, Fani-Kayode had made some comments on political developments in the country; some of which a section of Nigerians had described as denigrating of the former Vice President.
However, Fani-Kayode has swiftly debunked those claims.
He had taken to his verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter; where he denied taking a shot at Atiku.
”It has been brought to my attention that some saboteurs who seek to create division alleged that I attacked @atiku during my 3 hour interview with @DeleMomodu last night. This is false. I continue to hold Waziri in high esteem. Below is the interview,” he had tweeted along with a YouTube link to the interview.
Here is a link to the interview: https://t.co/yIviKTHYkY?amp=1
This latest development continues a string of recent controversies involving the former Minister.
It was learnt that Fani-Kayode, has also written to the management of Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust, demanding negotiations for a possible settlement of N6bn for alleged defamation.
Fani-Kayode has given the medium 14 days to comply or face a law suit.
The former Minister addressed the letter to the Managing Director of Daily Trust, dated August 31, 2020 and signed by Adeola Adesipe, Fani-Kayode’s lawyer.
It was a reaction to an article titled, ‘FFK, the Drug Addled Thug in Designer Wears’.
The alleged defamatory article was published by Daily Trust on Sunday August 30, 2020.
The article had, among other things; lampooned Fani-Kayode over his reaction to the question posed by a reporter of Daily Trust, Eyo Charles; during a press conference in Calabar, Cross River State. Fani-Kayode had railed at the question, calling the reporter ‘stupid’ in the course of his tirade.
Eyo, the reporter had sought to know who was bankrolling the former Minister’s ongoing tour of a number of Southern states.