Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, 48 hours to withdraw his libelous statement against on Friday or face litigation.
A statement from his Media Office signed by Ike Abonyi, his Spokesperson said that Prince Secondus made the demand through his lawyer Emeka Etiaba SAN in a letter Ref No. EESE and C/1/31/03/18 dated March 31, 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 N1.5 billion damages plus public apology.
The lawyer said that the said publication has damaged the image of Prince 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 their 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.”
The Minister had on Friday listed Prince Secondus as one of the looters of the Nigerian treasury.
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