Our reporter/ The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday denied reports in some sections of the media that he has declared interest in contesting to retain his position during the forthcoming inauguration.
There have been rumours that the outgoing Senate President has joined the array of aspirants vying for the exalted office, to serve a second term in office.
But Lawan, in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, said he was part of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that agreed on the zoning arrangements and would, therefore, never go against such arrangements.
The Senate President emphasised that he has never told anyone or held a meeting with anyone that he wants to or has joined the race for the Presidency of the 10th Senate and, therefore, urged the public to discountenance the reports.
“I have read some media reports that I have joined the race for the Presidency of the 10th Senate, the statement reads.
“Ordinarily I would not have responded to these reports, but when lies are not refuted, they have the tendency to create an illusion of truth.
“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.
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