Director of Media & Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has demanded Five Billion Naira damages for a “defamatory publication” from the Publicity Secretay of All Progressives Congress (APC), Lai Mohammed.
Fani-Kayode‘s lawyer, Ahmed Raji and Co sent a letter dated March 3, 2015 to Lai Mohammed referring to his statement with regards to Fani-Kayode‘s mental status when he said “Our concern stems from the series of incoherent statements, outlandish claims and inconsistent behaviours exhibited by Mr. Fani-Kayode in recent times, which call into question his state of mental health.”
Lai Mohammed allegedly made the statement questioning Fani-Kayode‘s mental state after he (Fani-Kayode) released a press statement accusing Tinubu of having plans to overthrow Osinbajo as vice president if APC wins.
In the letter addressed to Lai Mohammed by Fani-Kayode, he denied making such a statement. He also gave Lai Mohammed a seven-day ultimatum to retract the comments on his mental status and tender an apology. He also claimed N5billion as cost for damages done to his reputation.