Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has fileddefamation suit against Lai Mohammed, minister of information.
Ike Abonyi, spokesman of the PDP chairman, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.
Mohammed had listed Secondus among those who allegedly looted the nation’s treasury.
He had said the PDP chairman collected N200million from the former national security adviser (NSA), an allegation Secondus denied.
Secondus had given the minister a 48-hour ultimatum to withdraw the list and tender an apology.
In a suit filed at a high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, Secondus asked the court to award him the sum of N1.5b as damages for “humiliation, castigation, vilification attack on his person and integrity as a result of the publication.”
He also asked the court to compel Mohammed to retract the said publication and apologise in writing.
Secondus said the retraction should be published on all social media platforms and selected newspapers and television stations.
He also sought a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant from further publishing defamatory materials against him.