Thisday Slammed N7bn Suit By Rivers Gov
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has slammed a N7 billion suit against ThisDay Newspapers being damages for libel written and published in ThisDay Newspaper of Tuesday, June 23, 2020 edition.
Wike, in the suit, said the ThisDay’s publication captioned, “With Wike, Obaseki Meets His PDP’S Waterloo, Almost,” maliciously and falsely portrayed as an unreliable friend/person.
In the suit filed at the Port Harcourt High Court by Governor Wike’s Counsel, Emmanuel C.Ukala, the Defendants were alleged to have further portrayed the governor as a selfish politician and a person who meddled in and exerts subterranean influence in judicial matters in Courts sitting in Port Harcourt to achieve selfish political interest and that he is not a true democrat.
Wike is, therefore, seeking an order of mandatory injunction compelling the defendants to withdraw, retract and recant the said libellous publication.
ThisDay is required to publish a retraction on its front page and also devote the whole full front page to the publication of the retraction.
ThisDay Newspaper is also to publish an apology in the terms acceptable to the claimant and with his prior approval at the back page (on the full-back page) in the same edition on which the retraction is published, and two consecutive editions of ThisDay Newspapers.