Olu Onemola, who was appointed Special Assistant on New Media by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has rejected the appointment.
He announced his decision in a statement on Sunday.
Onemola’s appointment was announced in a letter from the Senate President to the National Assembly Clerk last Monday.
Lawan wants the former aide to serve in the same capacity he did with former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
However, the appointment has generated rife criticisms.
Nigerians loyal to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) criticised Lawan for making such appointment outside the circle of party loyalists.
A similar controversy had last week led to the decision of rescinding the appointment of Festus Adedayo as the Senate President’s spokesperson.
Onemola predicated his decision to withdraw on the ‘controversy’ the appointment has generated.