Governor Wike Slams N7 billion Libel Suit Against ThisDay Newspaper




Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has slammed a N7 Billion suit against ThisDay Newspapers being damages for libel written and published in ThisDay's Tuesday, June 23, 2020 edition. 
In the publication captioned, "With Wike, Obaseki Meets His PDP'S Waterloo, Almost," Rivers Information Commissioner, Paulinus Nsirim said the Defendants maliciously and falsely portrayed the Claimant as an unreliable friend/person.

The suit filed at the Port Harcourt High Court by Governor Wike's Counsel, Emmanuel C.Ukala, also alleged that ThisDay further portrayed Governor Wike 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.

The Rivers State Governor is therefore seeking an order of mandatory injunction compelling the newspaper to withdraw, retract and recant the said libellous publication. 

The retraction is to be published at the front page (and to devote the whole full front page to the publication of the retraction).

He also prays that ThisDay Newspaper also publishes 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. 

Governor Wike is also seeking an order of injunction restraining the newspaper by themselves or by their servants, agents, privies and associates from further publishing the said libel or any manner however and whatsoever continuing to circulate the said libellous publication.

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