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Lawan Bows To Pressure, Withdraws Festus Adedayo’s Appointment



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The President of the 9th Nigerian Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has withdrawn the appointment of Dr. Festus Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, bowing to pressure from some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Naija News recalls that the Senate President appointed Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Tuesday, June 18.

Moments after the appointment was announced, some APC members took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to demand his sack on the ground that he campaigned and also wrote articles against President Buhari while being an aide to Bukola Saraki, the President of the 8th Nigerian Senate.

Barely 48 hours after the appointment was announced, Lawan on Thursday, June 20, rescinded Adedayo’s appointment in “his best interest.”

This online news platform understands that the development was made known in a statement issued by on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Mohammed Isa.

The statement reads in part: “The Office of the President of the Senate has reviewed the appointment of Mr. Festus Adedayo as Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity to the President of the Senate and decided to rescind its decision on the appointment.

“The office wishes Mr. Adedayo the best in his future endeavours,” the statement sighted by Naija News added