APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu threatened to sue Africa Independent Television (AIT) for defamation.
Tinubu requested an apology from the TV station for airing defamatory content about him on its channel on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
Counsel to Tinubu, Tunji Abayomi sent a letter to Daar Communications asking the management to apologize for the content and stop further airing.
Part of the letter reads “You aired an hour long documentary focusing on our client (Bola Tinubu). Clearly pre-occupied with political resentment and hatred neither warranted, necessary, proper, or justified, you published several false allegations against our client. More disturbing is your misrepresentation that the said documentary was “sponsored” without disclosing the “sponsors”.”
“You cannot under law, hide under media freedom to maliciously injure a citizen’s reputation.”
Tinubu is also demanding for N20 billion in damages from Daar Communications due to the harm done to his personal brand and reputation.