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Senate Presidency: Lawan Debunk Rumours On Contesting Against Akpabio



Senate President Ahmad Lawan has denied media reports that he is planning to retain his seat as the President of the 10th National Assembly.

Recalls that a report emerged on Monday claiming Lawan has decided to join the Senate Presidency race and challenge Godswill Akpabio for the position.

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A source had told Vanguard that Lawan is pairing up with Senator Osita Isunaso (APC – Imo West) to actualize his ambition and equally work with other senators and stakeholders.

But Lawan in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said media reports concerning his interest in the top job of the 10th Senate were lies, stating that he has no plan to retain his seat.

The Yobe lawmaker stated that he has never told anyone or held a meeting with anyone that he is running for the Presidency of the 10th Senate, urging the public to disregard the media reports.

Lawan asserted that he is focused on finding solutions to the numerous issues arising from the contests for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly.

“The truth is that I have never told anyone or held a meeting with anyone that I am running for the Presidency of the 10th Senate. So the public should discountenance the reports”he said.

Meanwhile, the north central governors have rejected the zoning of the 10th assembly leadership released by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The aggrieved governors have also scheduled a meeting with the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, The Punch reported.

Recall that the APC zoned the position of the Senate president to Senator Godswill Akpabio and Senator Jibrin Baraus as his deputy,while Honourable Tajudeen Abass was anointed as the aspirant for the seat of the speaker and Benjamin Kalu as deputy speaker.

The governors, however, made this resolution after a meeting held on Monday, maintained they would reach out to the president-elect, and urge him to reconsider the zoning of the presiding offices of the 10th Assembly.

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