By Kingsley Fanwo
Senator Smart Adeyemi has endorsed Governor Idris Wada for a second term bringing relief and encouragement to the campaign team of the governor.
The former senator was alleged to have worked against the emergence of Capt. Wada prior to the governorship primaries of the party. The Iyara-born journalist turned-politician allegedly backed Alh. Isah Jibrin Echocho for the governorship ticket but refused to move with him to the APC preferring Wada to the APC’s Abubakar Audu.
Speaking at the governor’s campaign rally at Iyara, Senator Adeyemi said Kogi State belongs to the PDP adding that the governor has done enough to record a convincing victory during the November 21 gubernatorial election in the state.
Ecstatic at the endorsement, Wada embraced Adeyemi, assuring him of working together with all party leaders and supporters to make Kogi a better place for all.
The governor said: “I am not new to Ijumu. My government has executed a number of projects here, some of which we commissioned today. You have elected us to serve you and that is what exactly we shall continue to do until our last day here as governor. Sen. Smart Adeyemi is my brother and also a leader of our great party. The difference between PDP and others is that we disagree to agree. Today, my brother, Sen. Smart Adeyemi has shown that Kogi is bigger than anybody’s interest. We know what he can do and we shall be looking forward to working with him to achieve the goals of our administration.
“What I seek from the Ijumu people is support, to enable us consolidate on our transformation agenda. For over forty months, we have redefined leadership. We have developed the state. We have given governance back to the good people of Kogi State. We will do more if this mandate is renewed on November 21.
Speaking at the rally, Sen. Smart Adeyemi urged the people of Kogi West to vote massively for Wada. The former Senator said Wada remains the best among all the candidates jostling for the Lugard House. He said Kogi is safer in the hands of the PDP.
On his part, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Prince Olusola Akanmode told the teeming party faithful at the rally that Wada is better positioned to move the state forward.
The rally was attended by eminent political leaders from the state including Senator Tunde Ogbeha, Gen. David Jemibewon (rtd), Gen. Salihu Ibrahim (rtd), Alh. Ibrahim Idris, Prince Olusola Akanmode, Chief Abiodun Ojo and a host of others.