- By Abraham Olatokunbo
A Declaration that the false and malicious publications made by the Defendants against the Claimant (the subject matter of this Suit)
Prince Secondus also noted that the libelous publications have been read by prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party, members of the Public (both Nigerians and non-Nigerians) as they were published in several news and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others operating both in Nigeria and in the whole world.
And that the fact that the publications were read by the general public has been confirmed further by the phone calls that have trailed the said publications which calls were put across to the Claimant by his Pastors, Governors, Senators, Honourable Members of both Federal House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly, Commissioners and many prominent members of the PeoplesDemocratic Party nationwide have portrayed his personality in bad light.
in the estimation of the right thinking or reasonable members of the public whose perception of him are that he is a person of fraudulent character, a person lacking in sincerity and integrity; person with greedy character; an incompetent personality in management of such an exalted office of the National Chairman of the PDP; an evil and untrustworthy person; and a person not worthy of public trust.
Before going to court Prince Secondus had through his counsel Emeka Etiaba SAN written to Prince Afegbua to retract the publication and apologize but he refused.