Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his reaction to the allegation that he received N90billion from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) during the build-up of the 2019 general elections said he would waive his constitutional immunity to allow his probe.
The report which had since been retracted by Vanguard Newspaper was allegedly made by Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Few days ago, the FIRS in its reaction to the allegation denied giving the VP any money for the 2019 election or for any other purpose.
“In the past few days, a spate of reckless and malicious falsehoods have been peddled in the media against me by a group of malicious individuals.
“The defamatory and misleading assertions invented by this clique had mostly been making the social media rounds anonymously.
“I have today instructed the commencement of legal action against two individuals, one Timi Frank and another Katch Ononuju, who have put their names to these odious falsehoods.
“I will waive my constitutional immunity to enable the most robust adjudication of these claims of libel and malicious falsehood,” Osinbajo said on Wednesday.
Osinbajo also threatened to sue Google over a video published by Roots TV on YouTube if it fails to delete it.
The VP in a letter asked Google to pull down the video which alleged that he used federal agencies under his supervision to stack funds for the 2023 general elections.
In the video, Ononuju alleged that there is an anticipation that Osinbajo will contest the 2023 presidential election. But the VP however in his letter to Google noted that the report was not true.
“The publication is undoubtedly a barefaced attempt to unfairly discredit and expose our client to contempt and ridicule in the eyes of right-thinking members of the society,” the vice president said through his lawyers.
Read the letter Osinbajo addressed to Google below;
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