Seasoned journalist, Festus Adedayo has lost his job as the Special Adviser to Senate President Ahmad Lawan before assuming the office.
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Adedayo is one time Special Adviser on Media to ex-governors Chimaroke Nnamani and Abiola Ajimobi.
His announcement as the media aide of Lawan had been greeted with protest by Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, a pro-President Muhammadu Buhari group, on the grounds that during the general election he threw his weight behind the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and in several of his write-ups scathed the All Progressive Congress and Buhari.
BMO’s protest has however drawn the reaction of Lawan who has caved in to the group’s demand to drop Adedayo with some other already named media aides of the Senate President’s fates hanging in the balance, a statement signed by Mohammed Isa, Special Assistant to him on Media and Publicity said.
It reads in part: “The Office of the President of the Senate has reviewed the appointment of Mr Festus Adedayo as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President of the Senate and decided to rescind its decision on the appointment.
“The office wishes Mr Adedayo the best in his future endeavours.’’