Even though the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, claims Senator Smart Adeyemi has not fully joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has welcomed Senator Adeyemi to the party.
The former two-term Senator dumped the People’s Democratic Party for the APC. Adeyemi said he had decided to defect in the interest of his people and the nation. He also hailed the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo, the Governor welcomed the former Senator to the party, urging him to work with party leaders in the state to bring real change to the people.
The Governor said the PDP has been losing important leaders to the APC since 2014, urging others who are still in PDP but want the progress of the state to jump ship to the APC in order to move the state forward.
Governor Bello hailed Senator Adeyemi as an experienced politician, who will bring his wealth of experience to bear, insisting that the All Progressives Congress remains one big family in the state.
The Governor said he will continue Adeyemi to deliver democracy dividends to Kogi people to give his party a good platform to continue to dominate the political landscape of the Confluence State.
He affirmed that the defection of political figures to the party across the state testifies to the renewed confidence of the people in the APC-led government in the state.