The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has demanded a retraction of a libelous statement against him, which the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, allegedly caused to be published in The Nation Newspapers.
Fani-Kayode, while denying the content of the report, entitled: “We’re concerned about Fani-Kayode’s mental status” and the innuendoes contained in it, published on Tuesday, the 3rd day of March, 2015 on page 6 of Nation Newspaper, said every allegation against him in the said publication was false and defamatory of his person and character.
In the three-page letter by his lawyers, Ahmed Raji and Company, dated March 3, 2015, Fani-Kayode is demanding, in addition to retraction of the said statement, an apology to him within seven days of the receipt of his letter by Lai Mohammed.
According to the letter signed by Mr. Whyteman Prekunomaa, “You (Lai Mohammed) are also to enter into negotiation for damages as we have firm instructions to claim five billion naira damages against you.
“Take notice, therefore, that it will amount to a specious gamble on your part, if you treat this letter with levity,” Fani-Kayode’s lawyers advised Lai Mohammed.