President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has denied media reports that he has joined the race for the Presidency of the 10th National Assembly.
Lawan said this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
“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.
“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,” he said.
GWG.ng reports that the clarification from the president of the Senate came amid reports by a major newspaper on Tuesday that he had thrown his cap into the ring, a report that was disavowed by some of his associates.
Senator Lawan was, however, mum on his support for Senator Godswill Akpabio, who has been nominated by his party for the Senate presidency race.