Yemi Osinbajo APC Vice-Presidential candidate demands N2BN damages, apology from Fani-Kayode

Osinbajo is demanding the sum of N2 billion as compensation for damage done to his reputation and has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Fani-Kayode to apologize for the comments on four Television channels and national newspapers.

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The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yemi Osinbajo has threatened to sue the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organization, Femi Fani-Kayode over recent defamatory statements made against him

Osinbajo is demanding the sum of N2 billion as compensation for damage done to his reputation and has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Fani-Kayode to apologize for the comments on four Television channels and national newspapers.

“Be advised that if we do not receive your formal retraction and apology and damages as demanded within seven days of receipt hereof, we shall proceed with our client’s instructions to seek appropriate legal remedies for your publication and dissemination of defamatory statements,” a lawyer from Osinbajo’s lawyer wrote, Femi Falana, read.

“The direct meaning, imputation, purport and/or innuendo or insinuation of the false, misleading and defamatory statements is that: ‘Professor Osinbajo is deceitful. Essentially, you alleged that his motivation and pledge to serve as Vice President of Nigeria is inconsistent with his avowed desire to serve this nation with General Buhari, and work assiduously to deliver the benefits of his commitment, party and personal promises to the people,” the letter continued.

“Your characterization of Professor Osinbajo as a ‘stooge’ in context suggests that he is complicit in a fraud against the Nigerian people. As it were, the statement has now been published and circulated to an undetermined number of people in Nigeria, and internationally outside Nigeria,” Falana said.

 “It is clear that the entire publication was a vicious, wicked and reckless ploy to impugn the reputation of our client and lower him in the estimation of right thinking members of the public,” the lawyer added.

Fani-Kayode has also threatened to institute a suit against the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lai Mohammed for defamatory statements made against him.

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