The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has demanded a retraction of a libelous statement against him, which the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, caused to be published in a national daily, The Nation.
Fani-Kayode, while denying the content of the report, titled: “We’re concerned about Fani-Kayode’s mental status” and the innuendoes contained in it, published on Tuesday, the 3rd day of March, 2015, on page 6 of The Nation newspaper, said every allegation against him in the said publication was false and defamatory of his person and character.
In a three-page letter by his lawyers, Ahmed Raji and Company, dated March 3, 2015, Fani-Kayode is demanding, in addition to retraction of the said statement, an apology to him, within seven days of the receipt of his letter, by Lai Mohammed.
The letter signed by Mr Whyteman Prekunomaa, reads in part: “You (Lai Mohammed) are also to enter into negotiation for damages as we have firm instructions to claim five billion naira damages against you.”
“Take notice, therefore, that it will amount to a specious gamble on your part, if you treat this letter with levity,” Fani-Kayode’s lawyers advised Lai Mohammed.