Lawan reacts, as Saraki’s former aide rejects appointment

By Shola Abayomi.

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has accepted the resignation of Olu Onemola as Special Assistant on New Media.

Lawan, through a statement by his Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Mohammed Isa, approved the resignation and wished Onemola “all the best in his future endeavors.”

Onemola who was a media aide to immediate past Senate President, Abubarkar Bukola Saraki, thanked Lawan for the appointment which he described as the patriotic desire of the Senate President to serve the country.

He further said, “However, at this time, given my antecedents and the controversy this has generated, I would respectfully like to be excused from taking up this national assignment.

“It is my hope that whoever does fill this role will build upon what we have started in terms of opening up the activities of the Nigerian Senate to the public.”

Olu Onemola’s resignation comes just a few days after the Senate President was forced to withdraw the appointment of Festus Adedayo as his spokesman, following a barrage of attacks from aggrieved supporters of the All Progressives Congress.

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