N90bn FIRS campaign fund: Osinbajo vows to appear in court


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday vowed to waive his constitutional immunity and appear in court to defend himself over his alleged involvement in the donation of N90 billion by the Federal Inland Revenue Service to the he All Progressives Congress for the 2019 elections.

Osinbajo in three tweets said he had instructed his lawyers to file libel suits against two persons, Timi Frank and Kachi Ononuju, over the allegations.

Frank, who is a former deputy national publicity secretary of APC, had alleged that Osinbajo ran into troubled waters with President Muhammadu Buhari when it was discovered that part of the fund was mismanaged.

Osinbajo’s lawyer, Femi Falana, has already written to Vanguard Newspapers to retract the story.

Osinbajo said: “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 have 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.