The publisher of Vanguard newspapers, Sam Amukahas reached out to vice President Yemi Osinbajo to apologise over the allegation of corruption as published by his medium.
This was revealed by senator Babafemi Ojudu, special assistant to the President on Political matters who’s also an aide of the vice president.
Writing on his Facebook page, Ojudu revealed moves being made by Uncle Sam, as the publisher is popularly known, to engage with the VP and redress any ill-feelings that may arise as a result of the publication.
“…Just got a call from Uncle Sam, our respected elder in the profession . I cannot even put here what he said to express his regret because both he and Osinbajo hold each other in high regards,” Ojudu wrote.
He had also revealed that the VP has decided to waive his immunity as guaranteed by the constitution to pursue a case of criminal defamation against the newspaper.
Read the full post below
I Am TOUCHED
By Babafemi Ojudu
The quotation below is from Professor Sola Adeyeye to me this morning on the bid by VP Osinbajo to waive his immunity and sue all those who have been trying to rubbish his integrity for their political purpose.
The management of Vanguard has expressed their regret for this lapse in editorial judgment to me.
Just got a call from Uncle Sam, our respected elder in the profession .
I cannot even put here what he said to express his regret because both he and Osinbajo hold each other in high regards.
By the way Sam Amuka is the the publisher of Vanguard that ran that obnoxious story of FIRS N90B.
The decision on what to do is left to VP Osinbajo and his lawyer Mr Femi Falana ( SAN ). This is a very bad moment for our profession of journalism.
“Please tell him ( Osinbajo ) that I will contribute to bearing the financial cost of the court case.”
It is not clear however if the VP will back down on his intent to prosecute the paper.