The Nigerian Union of Journalists has hit back at the former Minister for Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, over his verbal attack on Daily Trust reporter.
A viral video, on Tuesday, showed the PDP using some unprinted words on the reporter who had wanted to know the sponsor of his recent nationwide trips.
NUJ said Fani-Kayode, having delved into politics and holding political office, is very conversant with the watchdog role of the media and wondered why the former Minister acted in the said manner.
“For him to have embarked on assessment of projects in some states, even though we are yet to be told under what platform, he is doing so, it is proper for the media to hold him to account for his actions and decisions.
“His reaction was totally unacceptable, dishonourable and reprehensible and we demand for retraction of his untoward, irritating and awkward utterances which negate simple decorum and civility.
“We are more shocked that the same Kayode who had in recent times, used his social media handles to call leaders to account is at the same time attacking a Journalist for a simple demand for him to unmask those behind his nationwide tour. He had already visited six states. This is indeed, terribly disappointing,” NUJ said.