30th July, 2022
Ahmad Lawan, the Senate President, has rubbished the reports that he is sitting on letters from some Senators who have informed him of their defections from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lawan denied the reports via a statement issued, by Ola Awoniyi his Special Adviser(Media), on Saturday.
The reports claimed that Lawan is sitting on the purported letters to protect his position as the President of the Senate.
However, a statement from the office of the Senate President said the reports were lies.
Please read the full statement below:
We have seen a story on social media and some online 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 protect his position as the President of the Senate.
We hereby state categorically that the story is an utter falsehood as there is no such letter before the Senate President.
The report mentioned only Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa as one of the affected Senators.
Obviously, the purveyors of the syndicated lies had not even bothered to confirm from the Distinguished Senator if and when he submitted any such letter to the Senate President.
It is public knowledge that the Senate President has always promptly read out at plenaries letters by Senators defecting from one party to another.
The Senate President is sufficiently knowledgeable about the rules and workings of the Senate and has been discharging his responsibilities within the ambit of those rules.
That is why he has continued to enjoy the confidence and full cooperation of his fellow Distinguished Senators irrespective of party affiliations.
Apparently, some vested interests want to magnify challenges to sow seeds of discord in Parliament in the promotion of their selfish agenda.
We wish to reiterate that the Senate President is not withholding or sitting on any letter of whatever content from any of his Distinguished Senator colleagues.
Therefore, any story purporting such exists only in the imagination of the mischief-makers circulating it.