- The call for President Muhammadu Buhari's sack thickens as more Senators are sharing their opinion on the matter but this however has resulted in the defection of some lawmakers
- In a mix, Senate President Ahmed Lawan revealed he is not behind the defection of some APC federal lawmakers
- According to Lawan, the parliamentary rules do not allow him to deny reading a letter from any Senator on the floor, while he advised newsmen to verify their facts before publishing
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has denied the reports that he is sitting on letters from some Senators who have informed him of their defections from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A report by PM News has it that Lawan denied the reports via a statement issued by Ola Awoniyi his special adviser on media, on Saturday, July 30.
The previous report
Meanwhile, the reports claimed that Lawan is sitting on the purported letters to protect his position as the President of the Senate.
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However, a statement from the office of the Senate President said the reports were lies, The New Telegraph report added.
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."
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