Abuja – The Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode Sunday said he was not losing any sleep over the threat by the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff to sue him over alleged defamation.
In a statement in Abuja, Femi Fani-Kayode kayode said the era of trying silence people with arrogant threats and frivolous litigation are long over.
Fani-Kayode’s statement was in was reaction to newspaper advertisement, where the PDP National Chairman allegedly threatened to sue him.
Senator Sheriff had warned that Femi Fani-Kayode would not go scot-free for accusing him of being a sponsor of Boko Haram.
The former Aviation Minister, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Jude Ndukwe, said though, he has not received a formal letter from Modu-Sheriff’s lawyers, but added that he is not losing any sleep because of the threat.
He said: “We read the newspaper advert in Thisday newspaper in which Ali Modu Sheriff has threatened to sue Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
“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” he said.