A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory will tomorrow, June 9, deliver its judgement on the suit filed before it by the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) seeking N40million damages from presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, for alleged libelous claims Against President Muhammadu Buhari.
In the suit filed on January 22, 2019, BCO had inform the court that Atiku had on December 27, 2018 defamed President Buhari by claiming that the president and members of his family own substantial shares in telecoms giant, 9mobile, and Keystone Bank repectively.
In its witness statement on oath made by its Director of Communication and Strategic Planning, Mallam Gidado Ibrahim, the BCO stated that Atiku and his media aide allegedly engaged in smear campaign of calumny against Buhari by willfully allowing and sponsoring the said purported defamatory and image-damaging statements to be published by some newspapers to members of the public.
The president’s support group is praying the court for a declaration that “the 1st Defendant (Phrank Shaibu) on behalf and for the 2nd Defendant (Atiku) neglectfully, unlawfully and recklessly permitted and caused to be published in Newspapers defamatory and damaging statements against the 1st Plaintiff (President Buhari)”.
The organisation also joined Buhari as 1st defendant in the suit.