As the tussle for Presidency of the Nigerian Senate heightens, days to the inauguration of the Tenth National Assembly, Ahmed Lawan, current holder of the office says he has no interest in the position.
Lawan became Senate President in 2019 under the auspices of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party.
In the current disposition, the choice of the APC for Senate Presidency is , Godswill Akpabio, while Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano North District, has been tipped by the party for Deputy Senate President.
Lawan said on Tuesday, that he had neither declared to contest for the position, nor held meetings with any individuals or groups in that regard.
“I have read some media reports that I have joined the race for the Presidency of the 10th Senate. 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,” he said.
“The fact remains that I am part of the leadership of our great party, the APC, seeking to find solutions to the numerous issues arising from the contests for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly and I will continue to remain focused on that.”