Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the subtle threat perceived to have been thrown at him by controversial Peoples Democratic Party National chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff.
Fani-Kayode, had upon knowledge of Sheriff’s appointment as the party chairma, stated that the former governor of Borno state has very strong ties to the deadly terrorist scet, Boko Haram.
Sheriff, who is not one to take the flak lying down, rose up in the midst of the controversy of his appointment and threatened anyone who linked him to the terrorists with a lawsuit.
Fani-Kayode, in a statement released by his spokesperson, Jude Ndukwe has stated that threats of litigation and court cases would not make him change his stand on the former governor.
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,” the statement finished.