Following the crisis rocking the Africa Democratic Congress, ADC, National Chairman of the party, Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu, has dragged the suspended presidential candidate of the party, Dumebi Kachikwu, to court over an alleged defamatory statement, demanding N20 billion in damages.
Saga Gist recalls that Kachikwu was suspended by the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, over anti-party activities and misconduct while in power.
The embattled 2023 presidential candidate was alleged to have accused the party’s chairman of trading off party tickets among others, particularly the 2019 presidential candidate’s ticket.
The preferred remedies, in a letter by Nwosu’s lawyer, Barr Jackson Kargbo of Kargbo & Associates, are to include “Damages in the sum of N20 billion for the injury and damage you have inflicted on the reputation and public standing of our client.
“An injunction to restrain you from publishing the same or similar statements in the future and cost of the suit.”
The letter added that the “distress and embarrassment suffered by our client, your defamatory, vilifying, muckraking and calumnious comments against our client have harmed his reputation by subjecting him to public contempt, opprobrium and ridicule.
“You have, by your reckless, ill-conceived, malicious and outright falsehoods, lowered our client in the estimation of right-thinking members of society and have exposed him to hatred and harm.”