Osinbajo: Reactions trail vice president's plan to wave immunity over fraud allegation

Osinbajo: Reactions trail vice president's plan to wave immunity over fraud allegation

- Reactions have trailed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's plan to wave his constitutional immunity to enable investigation over fraud allegation against him

- Recall that a former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Timi Frank, says the Federal Inland Revenue Service provided Osinbajo with a sum of N90 billion for election campaign.

- Akanimo Charley, a Twitter user, called on Osinbajo to resign and allow for a proper probe, adding that the vice president should be a gentleman

Nigerians on social media have reacted to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's plan to wave his constitutional immunity to enable investigation over fraud allegation against him.

It should be noted that a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, said that the Federal Inland Revenue Service provided the vice president with a sum of N90 billion for election campaign.

Recall that Osinbajo said that he had asked that a legal action be taken against Frank and Katch Ononuju who have been at the forefront of the allegation.

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A Twitter user identified as Akanimo Charley called on Osinbajo to resign and allow for a proper probe, adding that the vice president should be a gentleman.

He said: "Does it mean you are resigning? To enable you face the music instead of influencing the judiciary. Do the needful, resign and be probed. Be a gentleman sir."

Another Twitter user, Laravel Guy, also echoed Charley's statement, saying the vice president should tender his resignation, adding that a good name is better than riches.

Oladele PO expressed displeasure over proliferation of fake news, saying Timi Frank should be used as a scapegoat.

Below are other reactions:

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that one of Nigeria's dailies, Vanguard apologised to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over report on an allegation of N90 billion Federal Inland Revenue Service Election fund fraud.

The newspaper on its website on Wednesday, September 25, said its online platform published a story titled: “N90 Bn FIRS Election Fund: Osinbajo’s problem, not 2023 politics".

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Sending regrets to the vice president, Vanguard said it had since discovered that the story lacked factual substance and retracted it in its entirety.

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A statement by the newspaper's editor said: "We tender our profound apology to Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on whom the story touches directly, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the FIRS for any inconvenience or embarrassment the publication has occasioned them."

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