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Viral video purporting Lawan’s defection false, mischievous – Aide

Mr Ola Awoniyi, Special Adviser to President of Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has described as false and mischievous a viral video purporting that Lawan had defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from All Progressives Congress (APC).

Lawan. Photo/facebook/TopeBrown/NgrSenate

Mr Ola Awoniyi, Special Adviser to President of Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has described as false and mischievous a viral video purporting that Lawan had defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from All Progressives Congress (APC).

Awoniyi made the clarification in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday.

“The fact is that, at the commencement of the session on Tuesday, the senate president read out some correspondences, one of which was the said letter written by Sen. Aliero.

“Sen. Aliero was not the only senator who officially announced their defection this week from one party to another.

“It was the video clip of the senate president reading out Sen. Aliero’s letter that was doctored to give the wrong impression that Lawan has renounced his membership of APC.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Sen. Lawan is a committed member of APC and has no reason whatsoever to renounce his membership of the party,” he said.

Awoniyi urged members of the public to discountenance the video in reference, as it was the handiwork of mischief-makers.

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