Lawan’s appointment of Festus Adedayo as media aide generates controversy


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Senate President Ahmed Lawan’s decision to appoint Dr. Festus Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity is presently generating a social media storm.

Lawan announced the appointment in a Tuesday statement signed by Betty Okoroh, his special adviser on administration.

He said the appointment of Adedayo, who is the President of Housing Development Network, a lawyer and former banker, was done on merit.

The Herald can report that Adedayo bagged a PhD in political communication from University of Ibadan and is a member of editorial board of Tribune newspapers.

He is also a former media adviser to former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi and former Enugu State Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani.

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However, Adedayo’s has generated ruckus on social media, with many commentators calling him “anti-APC”, his new principal’s political party.

See comments monitored on Twitter:

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But some thought differently:

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