Fani-Kayode had publicly censured Sheriff’s emergence as the party’s chairman. Sheriff, in an advertorial, had said he will drag the former minister to court, even as he vowed that he will not work with recalcitrant members of the PDP.
However, a statement yesterday by Jude Ndukwe, spokesman to Fani-Kayode, reads: “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 stand by everything that we have said about Sheriff, 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.’