Femi Fani-Kayode has made an about turn on comments he passed last month which claimed he had an ‘intimate relationship’ with Bianca Ojukwu. The about face comes exactly one week after Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu had her lawyers demand an immediate retraction of his comments, failure upon which she would seek legal redress in the court of law.
Fani-Kayode, speaking through his lawyer, Rotimi Akinola, said he was indiscreet and withdrew the “words”.
The statement from the lawyer reads, “As our client (FFK) said earlier through his press secretary some of the words he used to describe his friendship with Ambassador Ojukwu in his article titled ‘A Word For Those Who Call Me A Tribalist” were indiscreet. He hereby withdraws those words.
“They were good friends at the time and they had a few mutual friends who are still alive today. The bizarre, absurd and inexplicable assertion that they were not friends and that Ambassador Ojukwu has never met our client is patently false. Though he has not seen her for over 25 years he spoke to her on the phone when her husband passed on last year.”