Atiku Threatens to Sue Buhari’s Aide over Libellous Publication


Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has written the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, threatening a N2 billion suit over a libellous publication.

The presidential aide had on May 7, twitted on her verified twitter handle that, “Atiku On UAE Watchlist- Security Sources”. She further alleged that the former vice president might be shopping for terrorists.

However, Atiku through his counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, on May 14, wrote Onochie, demanding for apology, retraction and payment of damages worth N500 million within 48 hours for the defamatory publication.

The letter read: “The attention of our client has been drawn to a very vile and denigrating publication with the caption, “Atiku On UAE…

Source: Thisday Newspaper