Thursday, September 26, 2019

Osinbajo waives immunity to clear name

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has declared his readiness to waive his constitutional immunity to “enable the most robust adjudication” of several baseless allegations, insinuation and falsehoods against his person and office.

Prof. Osinbajo made this declaration in a tweet he personally authored this afternoon.

Below is the full text of his tweet:


“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.”

Timi Frank, an ally of Atiku Abubakar peddled the first set of allegations, alleging that Osinbajo received N90billion from the Federal Inland Revenue Service for the 2019 election and that Osinbajo’s “ ongoing travails” was because Osinbajo could not account for the money.

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