DAAR Communications, owned by Chief Raymond
Dokpesi,yesterday tendered an unreserved apology to the
national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju
Bola Tinubu over the controversial documentary ‘Lion of
Bourdillon’ aired on African Independent Television (AIT) ahead
of last year’s general elections.
A copy of DAAR Communications apology letter entitled,
“Retraction and Apology by DAAR communications PLC to
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinuby” circulated to journalists reads:
“Further to the terms of settlement in suit No:
ID/196GCMW/2015 between Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and
DAAR Communications Plc filed as a result of the broadcastý of
a documentary titled, “Lion of Bourdillion” and which terms were
adopted at the High Court of Lagos State on 5th February, 2016
as the judgement of the court, the defendant DAAR
Communications Plc hereby retracts and apologises to Asiwaju
Bola Ahmed Tinubu as follows:
“Daar Communications Plc, acknowledges that Asiwaju Bola
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 continues to make
immense, colossal and gargantuan contributions to the progress
and development of the nation in general and Lagos State in
“Daar Communication 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.
“Daar Communications Plc hereby makes a public and
unequivocal retraction of the said documentary titled ‘Lion of
Bourdilon’, which was broadcast on its television station, AIT.
“Daar Communications Plc hereby tenders unreserved apology
to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the broadcast of the
documentary on its television station, AIT.
“Daar Communications Plc prays that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed
Tinubu will live long to make more enormous contributions to
the advancement of our nation, Nigeria, Lagos State and the
world at large.”
This puts to rest the N150billion libel suit Bola Tinubu brought against Dear communication over the documentary.
The wording of the apology though....
Source: The Nation