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I’m not sitting on defection letters — Ahmad Lawan react

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan 

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Saturday denied media stories that he was sitting on letters of defection from senators which he didn’t need to announce throughout plenary.

The report, he mentioned, was unfaithful and that the purveyors failed to research or search clarification from the Senators who tendered their letters of defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

In a press release by the Particular Adviser (Media), Mr Ola Awoniyi on Saturday, Lawan mentioned, the parliamentary guidelines don’t enable him to disclaim studying a letter from any Senator on the ground, whereas he suggested newsmen to confirm their details earlier than publishing.

The assertion learn: “We have now 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 an utter falsehood as there isn’t any 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 substantiate from the Distinguished Senator if and when he submitted any such letter to the Senate President.

“It’s public information that the Senate President has at all times promptly learn out at plenaries letters by Senators defecting from one get together to a different.

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

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

“We want to reiterate that the Senate President is just not 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.”

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