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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has urged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff to meet him in court after the latter threatened to sue.

Fani-Kayode and Sheriff have been involved in a war of words following the ex-minister’s insistence that the PDP Chairman is an important member of Boko Haram.

Sheriff’s threat to sue for N10 billion was contained in an advertorial published in ThisDay Newspaper by the law firm of Chief Godwin Obla.

The PDP Chairman’s lawyers also urged Fani-Kayode to withdraw the defamatory statement within seven days or face litigation.

The former minister’s response was contained in a statement released by his media aide, Jude Ndukwe on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

It reads in part:

“Though we have not received a formal letter from his lawyers to that effect, we wish to inform him and members of the public that we stand by everything that we have said about Sheriff, we have briefed our lawyers, we welcome the suit and we shall gladly meet him in court.”

“The days of silencing people with arrogant threats and frivolous litigation are long over. We cannot be silenced by Modu Sheriff’s threat to sue and we are not losing any sleep over it.”

“Such a course of action will prove not only to be counter-productive for him but by the time it is all over he will get the shocker of his life.”

Meanwhile, American television channels, Cable News Network (CNN) has also described Sheriff as the founder of Boko Haram.

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