December 1, 2022

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I’m not sitting on letters of defection from Senators – Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has refuted story making the rounds that he’s sitting on letters of defection purportedly submitted to him by some Senators for announcement on the ground of the Senate .

Lawan who made the rebuttal by a press release issued in Abuja Saturday by his Particular Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, mentioned the insinuation was nothing however falsehood as no single letter of defection from any occasion to the opposite by any Senator is in his possession now.

He referred to as these pushing the story within the media mischief makers.

The assertion reads, “We’ve seen a narrative on social media and a few on-line newspapers purporting that the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, is sitting on letters from some Senators allegedly intimating him of their defections from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“The story insinuated that Lawan is sitting on the purported letters to guard his place because the President of the Senate.

“We hereby state categorically that the story is utter falsehood as there isn’t a such letter earlier than the Senate President.

“The report talked about solely Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa as one of many affected Senators.

“Clearly, the purveyors of the syndicated lies had not even bothered to verify from the Distinguished Senator if and when he submitted any such letter to the Senate President.

“It’s public data that the Senate President has all the time promptly learn out at plenaries letters by Senators defecting from one occasion to a different.

“The Senate President is sufficiently educated in regards to the guidelines and workings of the Senate and has been discharging his tasks inside the ambit of these guidelines.

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“That’s the reason he has continued to benefit from the confidence and full cooperation of his fellow Distinguished Senators regardless of occasion affiliations.

“Apparently, some vested pursuits wish to enlarge challenges to sow seeds of discord in Parliament in promotion of their egocentric agenda.

“We want to reiterate that the Senate President shouldn’t be withholding or sitting on any letter of no matter content material from any of his Distinguished Senator colleagues.

“Subsequently, any story purporting such exists solely within the creativeness of the mischief makers circulating it”.