I Have No Presidential Plan In 2023 – Lawan
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Saturday, debunked media reports of nursing a presidential ambition in 2023.
Lawan, who spoke through his Media Adviser, Ola Awoniyi, asked the public not to take seriously the false media reports of presidential ambition.
He said, “The attention of the office of the President of the Senate has been drawn to a rather puerile media report that the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, is making plans to run for president in 2023.
“It is easy to see that the report emanated from the sort of practice that drags the noble profession of journalism to the gutters as it only dresses up the lazy fantasy of its unimaginative authors as a fact.
“The report apparently has its source in beer parlour gossips and should be treated with the contempt which it and those who concocted it deserves.”
Lawan stated that his present preoccupation was advancing the agenda of the Ninth National Assembly to focus governance in the pursuit of the best interests of the Nigerian people and to support President Buhari in delivering his promises to Nigerians.
“The Senate President does not suffer such needless distractions as imputed by the false report under reference,” he said.
He added that it was premature for anybody to be talking about 2023 when all hands should be on deck against the myriad of challenges confronting the nation.
The Senate President further noted that he was involved in the consultations that President Muhammadu Buhari held prior to the last emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC).
He, however, said there was nothing extra-ordinary in his involvement in such consultations, given his status as holder of one of the highest political offices in Nigeria and on the platform of the APC.
“Such is required of any concerned member of the party. It is, therefore, sheer mischief for anyone to read ulterior motives to the Senate President joining hands with the President and other leaders in resolving misunderstanding in their own party,” he said.