Senate President withdraws appointment of Dr Festus Adedayo 48 hours later

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has withdrawn the appointment of Dr Festus Adedayo as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
The action follows a public outcry that greeted Adedayo’s appointment, barely 48 hours after the announcement.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Mr Mohammed Isa, explained that the appointment was rescinded in Adedayo’s best interest.

The statement wished Adedayo the best in his future endeavours.
Most of the critics of his appointment argued that Adedayo did not deserve the position because of his critical views on the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari, as regularly expressed in his articles in the media.