A former lawmaker, Ned Nwoko, has threatened a lawsuit against the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) for libel and disparaging publications.
In a letter to the NGF, the former lawmaker through his lawyer, accused the NGF of “publishing false, untrue and concocted stories about him without any attempt to verify.”
He described the publications as malicious and manipulative and demanded $40 million as compensation for the publications.
He also demanded an “unqualified apology” to be published in national newspapers and online media.
Nwoko’s letter is in response to a statement by the Forum on Sunday where the former lawmaker was accused of spilling half-truths about the controversial Paris Club refunds.
The controversies that have trailed the Paris Club refund to consultants of states and local governments in recent weeks has bee reported by TOS NEWS.
NGF wrote to the federal government and argued that an attempt to restart the deduction process of $418 million, which is in the courts would be unconstitutional.
They accused the Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami, of attempting to illegally make the payment to the consultants.
However, Nwoko said his firm, Linas International, was being owed $68 million and not $418 million as stated by the NGF – hence the Forum’s statement of him peddling half-truths.