Yusuf Lasun, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, has denied reports that he has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
There had been reports of moves by the deputy speaker to toe the line of Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, who recently obtained forms to contest in the 2019 elections on the PDP platform.
Describing the news of his purported defection as the handiwork of political detractors, Lasun restated his commitment to his party.
A statement by Wole Oladimeji, his Chief Press Secretary, read: “The defection story of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Sulaimon Lasun Yusuf to PDP is highly misleading and highly uncalled for.
“Deputy Speaker has said it repeatedly that he is a progressive to the core and remains in APC.
“It is the machinations of his political detractors, who are hell bent in maligning his political image, that are spreading the rumour.
“A silence does not mean that he has left the party, the rumour recently being spread is by his political detractors.”