Ekiti former governorship candidate threatens legal suit against BBC Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/03/ekiti-former-governorship-candidate-threatens-legal-suit-against-bbc/


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, Segun Adewale (Aeroland), has threatened a authorized motion towards the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) over a trending video displaying that he allegedly engaged in vote shopping for and assaulted a workers of the company throughout final election in Lagos State. Adewale has additional demanded that the company retract this declare inside 72hours to keep away from any additional litigation. The risk was contained in a press release he made out there to newsmen in Lagos, denying that he by no means engaged in what was been ascribed to him within the trending video and the BBC by no means tried to get his personal facet of the story as skilled ethics demanded earlier than occurring air. Adewale’s assertion got here after written a letter signed by his lawyer, Azeez Atanda, titled, “Re: Publication of Defamatory Statements and Supplies In opposition to Otunba Segun Adewale and Demand for Retraction” dated 14th 2019 to the Writer, BBC Pigeons in that respect. Adewale, whereas expressing shock over the trending video, queried that how may he purchase votes in a polling sales space that his occasion PDP had by no means been defeated, urging the BBC to give you the clip proof of him shopping for votes or beating the girl as she (reporter) dramatized within the faux trending video or be prepared for a critical authorized battle. “I’ve knowledgeable my attorneys, we’re giving them 72 hours to supply the proof, an motion will likely be taken ruthlessly if BBC fails to supply any proof of his vote shopping for,” he threatened, accusing BBC of blackmailing him unjustly within the mentioned “viral video trending on the social media.”