Martin Luther King Jnr’s nephew, Farris Isaac Newton, who had before now told Nigerians not to vote out President Buhari because he is an honest man, has further slammed Nigerians who he said should be ashamed for slandering his family over an award they gave the Nigerian President.
The former CEO of the The King Centre for five years and a Senior Fellow CEO of the centre, who felt insulted that his family were accused of receiving $3.5million to honour President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria, said in a short video;
“I’m insulted and anyone in Nigeria should be ashamed of embarrassing and slandering our good name. We came here to honour your country, your people, to establish a new bond between America and Africa,” Farris said.
“I am Martin Luther King Jnr’s nephew and you can not buy me or any member of my family for that fact. So this fake news, this slander, this lie on the family’s character is a lie. Anything that I have done here or said about your president came from my heart in my brain.
“This is not based on any compensation, no money or in exchange for anything. We don’t deal like that, the Martin Luther King family which includes three branches that is Martin Luther King Jr., who is the second son, the oldest and matriarch of the family and who is my mother, Dr Christine Farris and my second uncle, AD Williams King but none of us throughout the three branches are buyable or bribeable, we don’t do things for money, we do things on principle.”
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— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) March 31, 2018
Recall that on March 28, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, the Martin Luther King’s family through his nephew, Farris Isaac Newton presented an award to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, an award which The King Centre, founded by Corretta Scott King, distanced itself from.