Mr Macaroni threatens lawsuit as Tinubu supporter claims he collected N7m to endorse Peter Obi
Mr Macaroni has threatened lawsuit against Qudus Babatunde, his critic, for alleging he collected seven million naira to support Peter Obi.
In November last year, the comedian had endorsed Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
But his endorsement had elicited backlash from his critics.
In a Twitter post, Babatunde, a supporter of Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had claimed the skit maker collected money to endorse to Obi.
“Wow wow so Macaroni was given 7 million from diasporans supporters of Peter Obi just to make an official statement that he will vote Peter Obi,” he had claimed.
“Gullible fools that wanted to burn Lagos during Endsars, can you see how Macaroni cashing out. I dare Macaroni to deny that he never collected 7 million from diaspora supporters of Peter Obi to openly”.
Reacting to the backlash, the comedian said he singled out Babatunde and one Sadiq among those criticising him due to “false accusations and defamation”.
When we talk about insults and attacks, this is what I mean. I receive messages like these everyday. Most of the time, I don’t even engage. I just block.
This one no even rate em popsy. E say 7 million Naira 🤦🏾♂️😭
If una wan see curses from APC trolls, just check my tweets. pic.twitter.com/cctKhRWd8y
— MrMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) February 10, 2023
He also announced that he has commenced legal action against the APC supporter.
We have sent Qudus his letter by mail and hand.
Qudus once asked for my Lawyer’s address so he could pick the letter up himself. If you still want to do so, so as to confirm the authenticity of the letter, it’s right on the letterhead. pic.twitter.com/1zx9rOihFa
— MrMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) February 14, 2023
But in a response to the skit maker via Lukman Fagbemi, his lawyer, Babatunde dismissed the allegations.
Babatunde, in the letter dated February 17, argued that his comment was mere social media banter, adding that it was taken out of context.
“In definite terms, our client denies all the allegations contained in your letter under reference and categorically states that they are untrue, unfounded, baseless and unsupported by any iota of proof,” it reads.
I know By now Macaroni would have received the letter from my SAN. 😎 pic.twitter.com/IcxP7ME5sB
— Qudus Akanbi Eleyi Of Lagos. (@Qdpaper2) February 17, 2023
“The contents of your letter to our client and the conclusion reached therein came to our client as a rude shock and it is surprising that your client can claim at this stage to have been defamed by our client when he’s fully aware that the alleged statements credited to our client are a mere exchange of vulgar abusive words popularly known as “banter” in the social media space between our client and Mr. Debo Adedayo, which ensued in their bid to support their individual preferred presidential candidates and political parties, namely and majorly the All Progressives Congress, Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party.”
Source: TSB News
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