The Nigerian Christian Association (CAN) said it had not yet exonerated Vice President Yemi Osinbaggio in the recent N90 billion scandal.
Recall that the leadership of the Christian body visited the vice president last Friday to discuss the $90 billion he allegedly received from the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS in the 2019 parliamentary elections. Behind the vice president in this difficult time. Many interpret what it means that the agency exonerated the vice president for any wrongdoing.
In a statement released on Sunday, September 29, By the Special Assistant (Media & Communications) to CAN president Rev. Samson Ayokunle, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, said Christian authorities had never been able to approve corruption and had not exonerated Osinbajo from the accusation. . The authorities expect the results of the investigation into the allegations.
The statement in part reads
“The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) can never endorse corruption and has never exonerated anyone accused of corruption because we are not a court of law. Anyone accused of corruption has to prove his or her innocence with documentary evidence before the court of competent jurisdiction as we all know before his or her innocence can be upheld.
“CAN leadership visited the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo last Friday to hear his side of the story instead of rushing to the press either to condemn him or throw our weight behind him. This we believe, there is no law that is against our action.
“After we had interacted with him and he said that the allegation was baseless and should be treated as rubbish, and not only that, that he said that he was going to pursue the matter legally to prove his innocence, we then assured him that if he is proved innocent, then we throw our weight behind him.
“We thereafter prayed for him and our nation Nigeria. We urged him to continue to serve the nation with clean hands. The leadership of CAN has never endorsed corruption. In our earlier visits to President Muhammadu Buhari, we had praised him for fighting war against corruption but urged him to make it comprehensive, sparing no one irrespective of political affiliation.”
Timi Frank, a former APC spokesman, claimed the alleged clash between President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo began when the president discovered that Osinbajo receive FIRS N90 billion during the 2019 general election. Osinbajo failed to report to the President giving because money was spent.
Since then, Vice President Osinbaggio has denied the lawsuit and filed a lawsuit against Timi Frank