Toh! According to Linda Ikeji, Chief Femi Fani Kayode is offering profuse apologies for naming Bianca Ojukwu and a few other Igbo ladies of standing as women he befriended (in any capacity) in a recent article he wrote trying to disprove accusations of tribalism tossed at him by some irate Nigerians. Hm. I guess someone gave him a sound talking to! LOL! Anyway Chief, if they forgive you, so do we!
Ex-minister Femi Fani Kayode mentioned the names of three former Igbo girlfriends in an article he wrote a few days back to prove he wasn’t tribalistic and has nothing against the Igbos. People felt mentioning their names was disrespectful to the women. He has apologized. Find his statement below
‘Chief Femi Fani-Kayode hereby expresses his deepest regrets for mentioning the names of three distinguished Nigerian ladies that he was once associated with in his last article titled ”A Word For Those Who Say I am A Tribalist”. He meant no harm by doing so and neither did he at any point make references to having had any sexual relations with any of these ladies when they were associated with him as is being suggested by some members of the public. He was simply trying to emphasise the fact that he has nothing against the igbo people and that his friendship with these three ladies in particular over the years provided some evidence of that.
For the record he has not seen Madame Chioma Anasoh, Chief Adaobi Kate Uchegbu and Ambassador Bianca Onoh in many years and he admits that it was inappropiate for him to have mentioned their names in the essay, to use them as a point of reference in a public discussion or to make any references whatsoever to the nature of their past association. All references to them have been erased from the updated version of the essay.
Chief Fani-Kayode has reached two of the ladies concerned and he has personally conveyed his unreserved apology to them both and to their families for his indiscretion. He shall endeavour to reach the third lady to do the same in the next few days. Chief Fani-Kayode has nothing more to say on this matter and would prefer to remain focused on issues of national importance and not of a personal nature”-
Mr. Bisi Lawal, Press Secretary to Chief Femi Fani-Kayode