Chief Femi Fani-Kayode says he did not libel All Progressives Party (APC) which he recently quit to return to his former party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A letter by his lawyers, Ahmed Raji and Co, addressed to the APC, through their lawyers, M.A. Banire & Associates, dated July 5, 2014, and entitled, ‘Libelous statements against APC and Alhaji Lai Mohammed: Letter of claim’, read: “We act for Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, our client. Our client has referred us to your letter dated 30th June 2014 in respect of the above subject.
“We have had the privilege of viewing the tape containing the interview and we are unable to agree with you that the comments of our Client in the said interview amount to libel against your clients.
“You will agree with us that the greatest challenge facing our country today is the Boko Haram problem, hence it calls for concerted efforts from all (and most especially the leaders) to ensure that our country is not destroyed our clients views are nothing but fair and legitimate comments from a concerned leader and for which he should be commended for his patriotism.
“You will recall that in the interview, he did say that anyone (whether from the ruling party or opposition) who has any affiliation with Boko Haram should be made to answer questions. Accordingly we advise that you re appraise the case of your clients and advise them accordingly.”