By Kunle Akinsola
Lagos human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is being hounded out for Chief Bola Tinubu’s declared presidential ambition ahead of 2023 polls.
“All the game plan is about the 2023 elections. Osinbajo is being hounded because of the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu.
“I want to say that I pity the Tinubus of this world because whether they like it or not, they will see Osinbajo as part and parcel of Tinubu,” he said in Lagos on Thursday.
Regretably, Ozekhome said the cabal in the Muhammadu Buhari administration are planning to “dump’’ Prof. Yemi Osinbajo after using him to distribute Tradermoni in across Nigerian markets.
Persecondsnews recalls that Comrade Timi Frank, the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had alleged that Osinbajo collected N90 billion from it to fund the 2019 elections from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
FIRS had dismissed it as totally false and malicious.
FIRS in a statement said: “The attention of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has been drawn to publication in some online and daily newspapers by a certain Comrade Timi Frank, who claimed that the FIRS supported the APC, through the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with a phantom N90 billion.
“The entire allegation being spread by one Frank Timi that the Federal Inland Revenue Service spent N90billion to fund the last election is mendacious, wicked, malicious and a calculated attempt to smear the image of the Service and that of his Excellency, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
“This campaign of calumny and vilifying false claims are entire, libellous, unfounded in fact, irresponsible and a brazen assault on the integrity of the Service as a responsible and accountable organisation and clearly demonstrates an abysmal ignorance of the budgetary and expenditure process of the FIRS.’’
There have been calls for Osinbajo to step aside first to defend himself or challenge the allegations in court.
Osinbanjo had said he was ready to waive his immunity to defend himself