By Gbenga Oke
RIVERS State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has explained that the N300 billion libel suit instituted by former Governor Rotimi Amaechi against the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Felix Obuah, is to set the records straight in view of allegations against Amaechi.
The party, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Finebone, said, “It has come as a surprise to the Rivers State APC that Obuah should be issuing a press release through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, alluding to a threat of litigation by Amaechi, even after it has been widely published in the local and national media that the former governor had instituted a N300 billion libel suit against Obuah, PDP and others. It is indeed hilarious that an action already taken and reported in national print and electronic media should be appearing like apparition to Obuah and Jerry Needam, as threat of litigation.
“The APC would be magnanimous enough to repeat for their benefit that Amaechi has filed a suit at an Abuja High Court against the state chapter of the PDP, its chairman, Obuah, and two others, over allegations of foreign accounts ownership and embezzlement against him. The former governor is seeking from the party and its officials, N300 billion for general damages done to him and defamation of his character, reputation and person. If this reality has resulted to some hallucination on the part of Obuah and his people, it would be in their interest to wake from their slumber, have a discussion with their legal team and face the stark reality that now stares them in the face. Indeed, they should be getting ready to have their day in court.”
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