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Atiku Threatens to Sue Buhari’s Aide over Libellous Publication

The Presidential competitor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential race, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has composed the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, undermining an N2 billion suit over a slanderous production.

The presidential helper had on May 7, twitted on her confirmed twitter handle that, “Atiku On UAE Watchlist-Security Sources.” She further affirmed that the former VP might search for fear mongers.

In any case, Atiku through his insight, Chief Mike Ozekhome, on May 14, composed Onochie, requesting for expression of remorse, withdrawal, and installment of harms worth N500 million inside 48 hours for the abusive distribution.

The letter read: “The consideration of our customer has been attracted to an extremely abominable and slandering production with the inscription, “Atiku On UAE Watch List – Security Sources,” made accessible to the entire world on your twitter handle page.

“The said you made abusive distribution against our customer on May 7, 2019. In the said distribution, you, among different, unjustifiable charges, erroneously and perniciously blamed our Client for being on the watch rundown of Security Operatives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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“You further dishonestly blamed our customer for looking for fear mongers in the Middle East, in this way depicting him as an insidious man, guide of psychological militants, somebody who has joined with psychological militants, and an individual who is keen on destabilizing the harmony and solidarity of Nigeria.

“Your production additionally depicted our customer as a security danger and psychological oppressor to valid reasoning individuals from people in general and the general public on the loose. These unjustifiable claims which began from your tweet on May 7, 2019, was distributed by a few papers across the country and on a few internet based life news online journals, for example, the Cable and the WordPress.com.ng.”

“Your abominable, outlandish and devised explanation discharged on your twitter handle page and furthermore distributed all around online in the social and other print media cited you as pursues;

“Atiku on UAE watchlist. Security sources Security agents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are keeping a nearby tab on a previous Nigerian Vice Pres Atiku Abubakar who has been in the Middle East country for a little while now. What is he doing there? Me: Shopping for Terrorists?”.

The former VP anyway denied every single charge contained in the said production, depicting it as an illusion of Onochie’s creative ability.

Atiku expressed unequivocally that the whole stigmatizing story was deluding, unmerited, false, and dispossessed of any establishment howsoever.

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He similarly noticed that the story was politically arranged and created by Onochie and others of her kind exclusively to do most extreme harm his high notoriety, since he is at present before the Election Petition Tribunal against her manager, Buhari, testing his indicated triumph in the last presidential race.

As opposed to Onochie’s deprecatory, trashing, and over the top slanderous explanation, as distributed in different print, electronic and online media stages, Atiku said he had not and has never been on the watch rundown of the UAE, or some other nation, so far as that is concerned.

The previous VP likewise asserted that he had neither at any point been denied passage into, grilled, ‘nor been proclaimed needed by the UAE Authorities, or any of its security organizations, including that he is by and by in the UAE and has not been hailed by any security offices over the said unimportant and unmerited claims.

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Atiku mourned that to state he was looking for psychological militants was deceptive and careless, however, was determined and politically intended to induce security specialists against him in the UAE, yet over the world.

He focused on that the distribution was gone for rubbishing his picture and notoriety, mourning that it has caused him national and universal backfire and humiliation.

He focused further that the distribution had additionally caused him, according to sensible individuals from people in general, disdain, scorn, and mental injury and now being seen by individuals from the general population as immoral, yet as a psychological militant and patron of fear-based oppression.

The former VP noticed that many phone calls, messages, visits, letters and private web-based life talks by his relatives, companions, political and business partners, and universal statesmen and ladies over the most recent couple of days bear witness to the alert and genuine concerns created by Onochie’s bogus distribution.

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Against this foundation, the letter included, “Thus, we have our customer’s guidelines to request and we, therefore, require from you, the accompanying; That you distribute and delicate a composed withdrawal of and conciliatory sentiment for, the said slanderous production in six national dailies coursing in Nigeria and one worldwide every day, just as on all the online networking stages, wherein the said production was made.

“That you pay to our customer through this firm, the aggregate of 500,000,000.00 (Five hundred million nairas) just, speaking to negligible harms to soothe his effectively battered picture wholly brought about by your said disparaging distribution.

“Pay heed that if you fizzle, deny or potentially disregard to agree to our above unassuming requests inside the following 48 hours from the date of this letter, we will be constrained to initiate the full weight of the legitimate apparatus against you, with no further plan of action to you.

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“We will, in such a suit, be guaranteeing against you, the entirety of N2 billion Naira, speaking to commendable, bothered and corrective harms. This will be notwithstanding our requests in the passages above.

“Further pay heed that if then happens any further vindictive and derogatory distribution against our customer, we will be constrained to seek after a criminal accusation against you. We sincerely encourage you to advise yourself properly. A fasten in times spares nine.”

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