…Seeks public apology, N1.5 billion in damages
By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA-The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has given the Minister of Information and Culture , Alhaji Lai Mohammed 48 hours to withdraw his ‘libelous’ statement against him on Friday or face litigation.
According to a statement from his media office signed by his spokesperson, Ike Abonyi, said Secondus through his lawyer Emeka Etiaba SAN in a letter ref no. EESE&C/1/31/03/18 dated March 31st 2018 addressed to the Minister titled Re:Publication of false and defamatory statement against Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party: Demand for retraction, Apology and Payment of damages is asking for N1.5b damages and public apology.
The lawyer said that the said publication has damaged the image of Secondus as he has been ” humiliated, castigated and vilified by many as a result of the falsehood published by the Minister.”
The letter told Alhaji Mohammad to note that if he fails to meet the demand after 48 hours, “We shall within 72 hours from today, proceed to a court of competent jurisdiction to ventilate our clients right under the law and shall further seek the protection of the court against you.”