Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yussuff Lasun has denied reports of his defection to the opposition, the PDP.
Lasun in a statement vehemently laid down a hammer on the report saying it’s mischievous and brewed from the camp of his political enemies.
The statement, released by Remix Ajala, the Yusuf Lasun Campaign Organisation Administrative Secretary and Consultant, he said;
Within the last few hours there has been blackmailing of the political personality of Rt. Hon. Lasun Yussuff, the Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, where it is rummored(sic) that he has defected to PDP. Several calls have been made to me on this and many have debated it on social media. I therefore wish to put the correct position of the political personality of Rt. Hon. Lasun Yussuff as follows:
Rt. Hon. Lasun Yussuff ‘remains in APC and has no intention to defect to another party. He is a stakeholder in that party and one of the contestants for the gubernatorial primary of APC in 2018 Osun state governorship election.
We have identified the source of the rumours as coming from political detractors who perhaps want to use his political personality to assuage votes and to smear his political reputation.
Rt. Hon Lasun Yussuff had emphatically stressed shortly after the July primary election in Osun state that he is in APC and “will remain in APC, nobody can chase me out of the party, except if I will chase people out of the party. If the party wants to collapse let it collapse on all of us”. That statement is not only explanatory enough but shows how loyal he is to the party. It also shows his unparallel courage and belief in APC.
I therefore enjoin those peddling the rumours to stop such immidiately and resort to other means of marketing for votes.