By Emmanuel Aziken
LOKOJA—Ahead of the imminent exit of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP administration in Kogi State, one of the pillars of the party was yesterday being wooed to exit the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Senator Smart Adeyemi, who represented the Kogi West Central Senatorial District between 2007 and 2015 in the Senate was yesterday under pressure from the Kogi West Progressive Group, a political pressure group in the Western Senatorial District of Kogi State to team up with the APC.
The group made the declaration in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting in Iyara, Kogi State.
The communiqué, endorsed by the group’s leaders, including Hon. JM Omonuwa, Chief Ayo Olorunjuwon, Alhaji Ibrahim Adoba, Hon. Sadi Uba Inuwa and Alhaji Halilu Idris among others said the group had become logical in the light of the intrigues in the PDP against Adeyemi’s style of progressive politics.
“The group noted that Senator Adeyemi’s loss in the last Senatorial election would appear to be with the connivance of some party, PDP, elite (including the establishment) with the opposition. His loss at the Tribunal was intriguing; re-runs were ordered in similar cases in the state Central and Eastern Senatorial Districts, but Senator Adeyemi’s case was turned down. The group believes that he has won in God and people’s court,” the communiqué read.