APC comes against Atiku, PDP for allegedly sponsoring fake news against Osinbajo

APC comes against Atiku, PDP for allegedly sponsoring fake news against Osinbajo

- A support group of the All Progressives Congress is accusing Atiku Abubakar of sponsoring fake news against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

- The group also accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of working with a political activist, Timi Frank, to dent the image of Osinbajo

- While describing Frank as Atiku's henchman, the group says the former vice president and the PDP are only chasing shadows

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A support group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday, August 9, came hard on former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, over what it called calls fake news.

The group also slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and accused the political organisation of sponsoring attacks against the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo.

The reaction of the APC group, Legit.ng learnt, was in reaction to the call by Timi Frank, an acclaimed political activist, on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe Osinbajo for allegedly withdrawing N10 billion from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

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Frank had also challenged the vice president to defend himself against some other allegations.

In reaction, however, the APC group accused Atiku and the PDP of sponsoring alleged fake news against Osinbajo.

The group argued that Osinbajo's integrity over time is already standing for him just as it described the allegation as fake, vague and unprovable.

It described Frank as Atiku's henchman while accusing the latter of chasing shadows.

There have been attempts to link Osinbajo to a series of corruption allegations which, often, had either been denied or retracted.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Vice President Osinbajo on Saturday, August 8, made a very powerful revelation concerning the factors influencing the appointment of judges in Nigeria.

The report noted that during an online seminar on Saturday, Osinbajo revealed that the appointment of judges is majorly brought about by the power of the commercial, political and even religious elite.

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The vice president said that this section of the citizenry usually do this just to get ahead of the due processes and be favoured by the judicial system by choosing the judges to sit over their cases.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has reportedly summoned former finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, and incumbent minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, over N1.7 trillion National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) allocation.

The summon was issued by Honourable Wole Oke who is the chairman of the House committee on public accounts as investigation commences over the finances of the NSIP in the period of three years.

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