by Kolapo Olapoju
African Independent Television, has reacted to the lawsuit threat and apology request by All Progressives Congress National leader, Bola Tinubu.
The parent company of AIT, Daar Communications Plc has written to Tunji Abayomi and co on behalf of Bola Tinubu, rejecting in their entirety the demands.
Tinubu had demanded that include the stoppage of further transmission of the alleged defamatory documentary, failure which DAAR communications will be made to pay twenty billion Naira representing damages.
The representatives of AIT, Mike Ozekhome’s chambers described the demands as laughable,
On behalf of DAAR communications, Mike Ozekhome’s chambers stated that AIT, in transmitting the documentary was only carrying out its constitutional responsibility to uphold the fundamental objectives of the constitution.
It further stated that the documentary merely said that Tinubu generally breached various portions of the Nigerian constitution.
“DAAR communications plc is therefore demanding a complete withdrawal of the letter under reference, which must be given wide publicity as that accorded the letter from the chambers of Tunji Abayomi.”
“The media company demands an apology to be published in at least four leading national newspapers and four television stations, which must include NTA, Channels and AIT.”
“The sum of one hundred billion Naira representing aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages for the irreparable injury inflicted on AIT is also being demanded.”