Olu Onemola, the Special Assistant on New media to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has resigned his appointment.
The appointment of Mr Onemola, a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and former aide to Bukola Saraki, received condemnation on social media.
Last week, the President of the Senate bowed to pressure to fire his Special Adviser on Media, Festus Adedayo, accused of being a fierce critic of the Buhari administration.
A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media & Publicity, Mohammed Isa, made this known Sunday in Abuja.
The resignation, according to the statement is contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President.
In the letter, Mr Onemola thanked Mr Lawan for the offer to continue to serve and promote the work of the 9th Senate, “which I’m sure is borne out your patriotic desire to serve the Nigerian people.”
“However, at this time, given my antecedents and the controversy 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 will build upon what we have started in terms of opening up the activities of the Nigerian Senate to the public”, added Mr Onemola
The Senate President, the statement added has since approved the resignation and wished Mr Onemola all the best in his future endeavors.