A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to remark by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on taking legal action against former National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank.
Timi Frank alleged that Osinbajo’s ongoing travails with President Muhammadu Buhari and the ‘Cabal’ was allegedly due to corruption.
He had claimed that he has reliable information from his sources in the presidency to the effect that Osinbajo’s travail has nothing to do with 2023 but alleged mismanagement of about N90 billion Naira released by the FIRS to prosecute the last general elections in favour of the APC.
But, FIRS had denied the allegation, saying it did not make N90 billion available to Vice-President for election campaign and that the agency’s annual allocation is not even up to N90 billion.
FIRS accused Frank of seeking cheap popularity while threatening that it would file a libel suit if he refuses to tender an apology in three major newspapers within the next 24 hours.
Reacting to FIRS’ statement, Frank said he cannot be intimidated by the agency’s threat to sue him, describing the agency’s statements as a “puerile attempt to sweep the main issues in his public statement under the carpet”.
He said the FIRS cannot continue to deceive Nigerians by claiming “unfounded budgetary fidelity”, instead the agency should come clean and tell Nigerians the reason for the discrepancies which exist in their records of tax collection.
On Wednesday afternoon, Osinbajo ordered legal action against Timi Frank and Katch Ononuju for libel and malicious falsehood against him.
The vice president declared his readiness to be probed, saying he was prepared to waive his constitutional immunity aside to allow for proper investigation.
Reacting to his remark, Fank Kayode dared Osinbajo to prove his mettle as a man by resigning form his office as the vice president and facing Timi Frank “man on man.”
Mocking Osinbajo, the PDP chieftain said Frank “will eat you for breakfast.”
“If you are really a man don’t just waive your immunity to sue Timi Frank but RESIGN from your position and take him on man to man. He will eat you for breakfast. I know that young man: he is a real Ijaw! Deeply courageous and tough as nails. You cannot intimidate him or break him,” FFK wrote.