Senator Smart Adeyemi has pledged to redeem the image of Kogi West senatorial district and Kogi state through quality representation at the National Assembly.
Adeyemi made this known while addressing media in Lokoja, on Sunday, after he was declared winner of the Kogi West senatorial rerun election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
.He described the stay of Senator Dino Melaye, who he defeated at the rerun poll, as a total disaster..
Adeyemi was declared winner in the Court of Appeal ordered rerun, having polled 88, 373 votes to oust Melaye, who got 62, 133 votes.
Adeyemi who contested under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), described Melaye as his “political boy”. He said that although he brought Melaye up in politics, but unfortunately he turned against him..
He apologized, on behalf of the constituency, to those Melaye had maligned during his period at senate.
“Melaye’s era at the National Assembly was a disaster to the people of Kogi State and the nation in general.
“Dino was insulting everyone that made him. Nobody is too big for him to insult; fighting people. So, I am apologising to Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Yahaya Bello, all the security and institutions he insulted, on behalf of Dino and the Kogi West constituency, to forgive him. It is not in our character to be that reckless..
Dino stole the political garment of his master, and anyone who steal his master’s dress before he matured will wear an oversize cloths that will never be beffiting to him.
“I am apologising to the people of Nigeria, Kogi State and Kogi West on behalf of Dino to forgive him. He was a disaster when he was at the National Assembly..
I will bring development to my state and my constituency by the grace of God. My victory shows that the people of Kogi West want progress and development. Dino never won any election in this state.”
Adeyemi thanked the APC for their support, just as he commended Governor Yahaya Bello for making the party very strong in the state.