A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Mopamuro LGA and the Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor of Kogi State, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo has hailed the emergence of Sen. Smart Adeyemi as the Senatorial candidate of the party for Kogi West ahead of the general elections as a “historic testimony of a united Okun people”.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja earlier today, Fanwo said Adeyemi is the “most politically grounded” among the contestants and that his election will “reshape the conversation about the Okun character”.
“The February 2019 Senatorial election holds a historic moment for the people of Kogi West. As a people, our pride and ideals have been hurt. We are not what the world think we are.
“For four years, we have to live with a calamitous representation foisted on us by the Buhari Tsunami of 2015. In 2019, we will right the wrong and prove to the world that Okun people are no clowns.
“When Senator Adeyemi was Senator, the entire Kogi West was his home. He was at home in Lokoja / Koto as well as Yagba. He has empowered many Yagba people and people all over the Senatorial District. His entrance into the race has changed the political course of Kogi West and we are hopeful he will win convincingly”.
Fanwo said the Senate has missed the “intelligent, informed and articulate contributions of Senator Adeyemi”, assuring Nigerians that Kogi West people are prepared to return the “enigmatic and phenomenal Senator to his familiar terrain.
“Smart Adeyemi is coming with a message of hope; he is re-scripting the Kogi West history and the feedback so far has shown the determination of our people to shun partisan and sectional promoters. They are determined more than ever to have a voice of reasoning in the Senate come 2019.
“In 2019, Governor Yahaya Bello will make a big statement to the world that Kogi is APC and APC is Kogi”.
He urged the electorate to concentrate on the message of redemption and avoid joining the “pig in a mud fight”, saying emphasis should be placed on “issue based campaign that is devoid of character assassination”.
“We perfectly understand the enormity and the complexity of the battle ahead. There will be attempts to drag us in the mud by those who are used to the terrain. We have to be committed to our style and avoid campaign of calumny.
“Sen. Smart Adeyemi has been tested and trusted. We need to go out there and remind the people of the difference between Sen. Smart Adeyemi and others. We must respect and stick to our ideals as a party and deliver all our candidates come 2019.
“Across the State, our candidates are the best. They are proven characters with amazing grassroots appeal. We must leverage on this big advantage that we have over other parties”.