• Kogi lawmaker urged to contest gov election, gets N50m donation

    Kogi lawmaker urged to contest gov election gets n50m donation - nigeria newspapers online
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    As the race for the governorship of Kogi State begins, friends and associates of Smart Adeyemi, who is currently representing the Kogi West senatorial district, have called on him to contest the number one position in the state.

    As a sign of commitment, a bank draft of fifty million naira has also been presented to the senator by the group to facilitate the purchase of the nomination forms which sale started last Friday.

    While presenting the draft to the three-term senator, the group vowed to mobilise enough support for him to clinch the position.

    The All Progressive Congress had commenced sale of nomination forms for the governorship position last Friday and so far 10 interested aspirants have shown interest to contest.

    A statement from the media office signed by a Special Adviser to Adeyemi, Adeleye Oluwafemi, and made available in the early hours of Monday, stated that the presentation took place when the friends and associates which cut across the three senatorial districts of the state paid a courtesy visit on him at his Abuja residence on Sunday.

    The statement read in part, “Today, the 19th of February, 2023, at the Maitama residence of Distinguished Senator Smart Adeyemi (CON), friends and associates of Senator Smart Adeyemi across Kogi State in Abuja, called on him to run for the gubernatorial race, equally raised fund to purchase the governorship form and promise to galvanise support across the entire state for him.”

    The group hinged their support for the journalist turned politician on his courage, carriage, capacity, great antecedents, experience, exposure, vision, patriotism, detrabalized nature, oratory prowess, maturity, passion and delivery capacity.

    The group said that they “noted with nostalgia the remarkable achievements of Senator Smart Adeyemi across the three senatorial districts of kogi state and his quality representation at the floor of the senate.”

    Fifty of the senator’s friends and associates contributed the fund and made the formal donation of the fifty million naira on behalf of others.

    According to them, the bank draft was procured on Friday, February 17, 2023, but they were unable to present it to him as the senator was away for the APC presidential campaign in Maiduguri, Borno State.

    While responding, Adeyemi thanked the group for their unanimous decision, and implored them to deliver the APC at the poll in the forthcoming election by voting massively for Bola Tinubu, Kashim Shettima and other APC candidates.

    Adeyemi described the APC presidential candidate, Tinubu, and his running mate, Shettima, as personalities of intellectual capacity, track record and impeccable character, adding that they were the best combination to move Nigeria to another level of progress and prosperity.

    The meeting had in attendance Nathaniel Taiwo, Ben Owoleke, Ade Olamife,  Akin Akinola, all from the Kogi West senatorial district; Omale Isaiah, Mr Dan Ameh, Mr Philip Omale, from the Kogi East senatorial district; Chief Sule Ebira, and Ahmed Yinusa from the Kogi Central senatorial district amongst others.

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