By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
As the All Progressive Congress (APC) flagged off its governorship campaign for November 16 election in Kogi, the Director-General, Campaign Council of the party, Senator Smart Adeyemi has commended Kogi East people for their massive turnout at the weekend’s Idah rally.
He described the eastern people made up of the Igala majority as a “wonderful people” saying their support was “massive and overwhelming.”
Adeyemi who spoke while speaking during the APC rally in Idah, said with the show of love from the eastern people, it is crystal clear that the party will garner nothing less than 70 per cent of the senatorial votes.
He said, “Kogi east are wonderful people. This outcome today is quite overwhelming. You cannot compare it to the show of shame of Friday PDP flag off where they battled hardly to get 5000 people into the 25,000 sitting capacity stadium.
“The crowd today in eastern flank underscores the acceptability of the governor across the ethnic divides. It shows that the east appreciates the governor, and it demonstrated further that GYB is super comfortable for the poll.
“The opposition will battle to get 25 per cent of the eastern votes because the APC will easily captured 70 per cent of the votes.
“We commend the east for their solidarity, love and supports. They patiently stayed since morning. I felt like not leaving this town today. This is just too overwhelming, I’m short of words to show my appreciation to the eastern people.”
Adeyemi, however, said the outpour of love will ginger the governor to do more in his second coming, “The governor is prepared and capable for the task ahead. He will definitely do more for the people than he did in the past.”