Kogi Guber: Adeyemi screened, tell Bello not to be a tribal leader
Senator Smart Adeyemi representing Kogi West Senatorial district has advised governor Yahaya Bello not to succumb to the pressure of tribal politics, but allow power shift to the Western Senatorial district.
Adeyemi who is a governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress, APC’s primary slated for April 14, 2023 insisted that it was the turn of the Western Senatorial district to succeed Bello, hence, he called for the governor’s support.
Adeyemi who made the disclosure after he was screened on Saturday made the comment at the backdrop of rumours making the round that Bello is throwing weight behind his Chief of Staff, Pharmacist Jamiu Asuku.
On Saturday, the APC screened 24 governorship aspirants from Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States preparatory for the governorship primary elections.
Meanwhile, Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States have off-cycle Elections.
He said: “Democracy is all about the people. And I want to appeal to Governor Yahaya Bello, who tried to be a statesman in the way he has done his appointment. But what will define Yahaya Adoza Bello’s administration is the courage to which he eventually decides whom he gives his support to. He should not allow people to turn him into a tribal leader.
“Okun west in the last 30 years, we have not produced a governor. And we are not conquered, we are not slaves. So we are eminently qualified to govern our State.”
Adeyemi who is the Chairman Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory also maintained that his experience in public service would endear him to the delegates in the primary scheduled for next month.
“Governance is not just about expenditure. It must be about wealth creation. It is when wealth is created that the security of lives and property is guaranteed. I have been exposed to the world. As a journalist, who has travelled to over 35 countries of the world and so structural and human development is not strange to me.
“So, what is required is a man who can do the job. When I look at all the other contestants, I want to challenge them to a two-hour radio and television debate. Let them come and tell Nigerians what they can do and I will tell them why I am better than them.”
While scouting zoning, Adeyemi insisted that Kogi West (Okun) be allowed to produce the APC candidate to inspire a sense of belonging in the State.
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