A pro-PDP group in the House of Reps had described Deputy Speaker, Mr Yussuff Lasun’s defection to PDP as a forgone issue.

But the Osun lawmaker on Sunday, denied reports going the round that he has dumped the All progressives Congress (APC).

The spokesman for Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG), Rep Timothy Golu (PDP- Plateau), while reacting to the alleged plan to remove Mr Yakubu Dogara as Speaker, following his alleged defection to the party, had said in a statement that a principal officer, including many other members had signified interest to join the bandwagon.

“As it is now, not only Speaker Yakubu Dogara, we have many other members, including a principal officer, who have signified interest to join the bandwagon.

“So we can effectively say that on resumption, Dogara will be presiding over a House with PDP in majority,” Golu had said.

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Lasun, who represents Irepodun/Olorunda/Orolu/Osogbo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, described the reports as the handiwork of his political detractors.

His Chief Press Secretary, Mr Wole Oladimeji, released a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

 “The defection story of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff 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.”

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