Mr Olu Onemola who was recently appointed by Senate President Ahmad Lawan as aide on new media has resigned his appointment.
Olu’s appointment as well as that of other aides who worked for former senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki sparked controversy last week and had some youths of the ruling All Progressive Congress staging a protest demanding for their sack and replacement from amongst the APC youths.
In his letter of resignation addressed to Senator Lawan, Onemola stated that his rejection of the appointment is borne out of the controversy it has generated.
“As an individual who prides myself in always setting a high standard and significant precedents I feel honoured to have been asked to fill this vital role in the service of our great country
I thank you sir, for the offer to continue on to serve and promote the work of the 9th Senate of the Federal Republic which I am sure is home out of your patriotic desire to serve the Nigerian people.
However, at this time, given my personal antecedents, and the controversy that 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, builds upon what we have started in terms of opening up the activities of the Nigerian Senate to the public.
I will be ready and available in whatever way to give my recommendations if and when requested as the new team begins its work.
I have communicated my decision to the Chief of Staff, Babagana Muhammad Aji, and I wish the new team all the best as they work to meet the demands of the Nigerian people.”
It is unclear at this time if the Senate President will appointment Onemola’s replacement from amongst the stakeholders who protested against his appointment, however multiple sources claim the presidency is most likely to supervise the Senate President’s appointments going forward.
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