Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has sworn that he will not utilize his constitutional immunity to erase his name from the case involving the sum of N90 billion which he was accused of receiving from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for the funding of the 2019 elections.
Embattled Yomi Osibanjo tweeted via his verified Twitter account saying: “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.”
On Monday, September 23, former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, had asserted that the torment of Osibanjo revolved around an alleged N90 billion scandal contrary to popular opinion that it was due to 2023 political tussle.
Frank dared Osibanjo to sue him rather than browbeat media houses over what he (Frank) termed the ‘truth’.
As a prerequisite for unbiased investigation, Frank demanded that the Vice- President resigns from office immediately.
“This is important so as not to influence the judiciary as well as use public funds to pursue the case as a sitting vice president,” Frank noted