Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections has demanded N500m and a written apology from an aide to President Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, for “spreading lies capable of damaging” his reputation.
In a letter addressed to Onochie and signed by Atiku’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the former Vice-President took issues with Onochie’s post on Twitter which states, ‘Atiku on UAE watch list- Security Sources.’
Atiku said he was never on any watch list and challenged Onochie to prove her allegation. He said he would sue Onochie for N2bn and cyber bullying if she fails to meet his demands.
The letter reads in part, “We have our client’s instructions to demand and we hereby demand from you the following: That you publish and tender a written retraction and apology for the said libellous publication in six national dailies circulating in Nigeria and one international daily as well…