Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan has threatened to take both civil and criminal actions against one Taiwo Ajakaye who criticized her comments on the budget at the Senate.
Ajakaye had tweeted on X (formerly Twitter), where he queried the demands by Akpoti-Uduaghan for the Federal Government to give attention to the state of primary schools, primary healthcare centers in her Kogi Central senatorial district.
See tweet below:
Emm, @NatashaAkpoti was talking about the Primary and Secondary Schools in her Constituency. She also spoke about Primary Health Care Centres while speaking about the Federal Government Budget.
Please, does Federal Govt budget capture Primary Health care or Primary/Secondary… pic.twitter.com/5eeoUpngf5
— Taiwo_Ajakaye (@dmightyangel) December 1, 2023
Reacting, the Senator has described the comments as malicious and injurious, demanding apology and retraction from Ajakaye.
In the letter of demand through her solicitors, she said “the prism of ignorance’ among other unprintable words deployed in your posts oscillates to you. It is our position that your posts under reference against our client are injurious to her person, constitute malicious falsehood and cyberbullying.
“The event leading to this letter is rather unfortunate for someone who prides himself as “Disciple of Jesus, Responsible Father” among others.
“These phrases we find difficult with respect to reconcile with your act of barrage, cyberbullying and malicious posts against our client. Accordingly, and giving that your posts seem to have been made out of lack of guide and proper research, we with utmost magnanimity give you the opportunity to retract the said injurious and malicious posts against our client with an apology within Twenty (24) hours of receipt of this letter.
“Take Notice that should you fail to accede to this demand within the stipulated time, we have the instruction of our client to seek redress against you in both civil and criminal proceedings.”
In further development, Ajakaye responding via a tweet, told the Senator to go to court.
That phrase “DISCIPLE OF JESUS”…
So, @NatashaAkpoti lawyer, one Mr Ibrahim was more offended & irritated that I put that phrase “DISCIPLE of Jesus” boldly on my bio….How the law firm linked this with the tweet they were responding to revealed a lot about their religious view… pic.twitter.com/6ig7VsXQSW
— Taiwo_Ajakaye (@dmightyangel) December 2, 2023