Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode had said he is fully prepared to meet the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff in court, over his open condemnation of Sheriff’s choice as the party chair.
Fani-Kayode emphatically noted that he was not losing any sleep over the threat by the PDP chairman to sue him for alleged defamation, adding that he is yet to be issued a formal letter from Sheriff’s lawyers, summoning him to court.
Fani-Kayode, who made his position known in a statement by his spokesman, Jude Ndukwe, said the days of silencing people with threats had gone.
The statement said: ‘’we read the newspaper advert in which Ali Modu Sheriff has threatened to sue Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
“Though we have not received a formal letter from his lawyers to that effect we wish to inform him and members of the public that we have briefed our lawyers, we welcome the suit and we shall gladly meet him in court.
“The days of silencing people with arrogant threats and frivolous litigation are long over. We cannot be silenced by Modu Sheriff’s threat to sue and we are not losing any sleep over it.
“Such a course of action will prove not only to be counter-productive for him but by the time it is all over he will get the shocker of his life’’.
Recall that last week, the Forum of ex- PDP Ministers had warned Sheriff over his threats against Fani-Kayode.