African Independent Television (AIT) has apologized to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over a documentary which it aired against him titled, ‘Lion of Bourdillon.’
Tinubu had filed a N150bn libel suit against the station in March 2015 over the documentary which he found to be injurious to his reputation and character.
The APC leader has also withdrawn the suit after the relevant parties settled the matter out of court, Punch reports.
The development was confirmed by AIT’s lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome today, February 5, 2016.
“We are before My Lord this morning to do what the court has always encouraged litigants to do. We have come here today that every war that is fought is finally resolved at the round table,” he said.
“Parties have decided to settle amicably to enable both parties to continue with the good relationship that they have always had before the devil struck,” he added.
The organization’s apology letter to Tinubu reads in part:
“DAAR Communications Plc acknowledges that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an outstanding political leader of unblemished character and integrity, as well as a leading public figure and opinion-moulder, who has made and continuous make immense contributions to the progress and development of the nation in general and Lagos State in particular.”
“DAAR Communications Plc admits that in airing the said documentary, it had no intention, whatsoever, to embarrass or diminish the high reputation of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu which it respects and attests to.”
AIT had earlier filed a counter suit against Tinubu after he dragged the station to court.