Adejoh will transform Kogi, LP chieftain assures
Group disowns Adeyemi, says APC primary credible
In the run up to the Kogi State gubernatorial election, Labour Party (LP) chieftain, Nelson Ogohi, has said the party’s candidate, Okeme Adejoh, will transform the Confluence State to a destination for businesses.
Briefing journalists in Abuja, yesterday, Ogohi described Adejoh as a home-bred politician, whose governorship ambition is championed by the Obidients and youth movements based on his track record.
According to him, Adejoh remains one man that has become increasingly popular on the lips of political pundits, lobbyists and the electorate. He said: “Adejoh, who hails from Egume in Dekina Local Council, remains the best man for the job following his emergence as LP governorship candidate in the just concluded primary in the state. The proverbial goldfish has no hiding place. Despite Adejoh’s self-effacing and unassuming style, he has held sway as a political underdog, having worked for and supported candidates who have aspired for leadership positions at different levels, within and outside Kogi.
“In a nation where good governance and deliverability of the dividends of democracy to the masses, by many political leaders, have become elusive, the onus lies on the Kogi electorate to take the destiny of their natural resources-rich state in their hands and change the narrative come November 2023, by electing people with the prerequisite administrative acumen, history of creativity, competency and unblemished credentials, just like Adejoh.”
Adejoh is fondly called the ‘Black Diamond’ by his peers, due to his complexion, tenacity, resourcefulness, influence and understanding of the methods and purpose of adding value to people around him.
MEANWHILE, Ijumu Progressives Minds (IPM) has distanced itself from their kinsman, Sen. Smart Adeyemi, over his utterances after the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election that produced Ahmed Ododo as the party’s flagbearer.
Adeyemi, who hails from Iyara, headquarters of Ijumu Local Council of Kogi, was among the 17 aspirants that participated in the primary election. Addressing newsmen, yesterday, in Lokoja, President of IPM, Mr. Kamaldeen Toyin, debunked all the allegations of electoral malpractices, during the primary election, against the APC election committee and Governor Yahaya Bello, describing them as lies deliberately crafted to misinform the public.
He said: “Adeyemi was thoroughly defeated on Friday, April 14, 2023, during the primary election held across the state. As a people, we are not surprised that the senator is attacking Governor Bello today. It is his character to repay good with evil. He has made every of his helpers regret their benevolence.
“After his failure in the 2015 election, where he was washed away by the (Muhammadu) Buhari hurricane, it was the governor that rehabilitated him and brought his political career back to life.”