Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday vowed to waive his constitutional immunity in order to challenge what he termed “claims of libel and malicious falsehood” regarding some corruption allegations against him.
The vice president has been in the eye of the storm in recent times as reports, ranging from calculated attempts to whittle down his powers and alleged culpability in corrupt acts, continue to emerge.
In a statement via his official twitter handle, Osinbajo expressed his readiness to seek legal redress, vowing to see the matter to a conclusive end.
He said, “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 have 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”.