Nigeria’s Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has distanced himself from the news making the rounds in some quarters about his intention to join the race for the 2023 Presidential elections.
This was contained in a statement signed by Ola Awoniyi, the Special Adviser on Media to the Senate President.
According to the statement, the attention of the office of the President of the Senate has been drawn to the report that the Senate President is making plans to run for president in 2023.
The statement which was also shared on Twitter emphasized that the Senate President’s preoccupation is with advancing the agenda of the Ninth National Assembly to focus governance on the pursuit of the best interests of the Nigerian people.
Awoniyi, who reiterated Lawan’s commitment to supporting President Buhari in delivering his promises to Nigerians added that the Senate President does not suffer such needless distractions as imputed by the false report under reference.
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He stated that Lawan believes that it is premature for anybody to be talking about 2023 when all hands should be on deck against the myriad of challenges that faces our nation.
Awoniyi said that it is sheer mischief for anyone to read ulterior motives to the Senate President joining hands with the President and other leaders in resolving misunderstanding in the All Progressives Congress, APC.
However, he advised the journalists peddling the rumour to look for other engagements and stop bastardising Journalism profession.