Smart Adeyemi loses APC Senatorial ticket to former House of Reps member
Senator Smart Adeyemi, has lost his re-election bid to represent Kogi West senatorial district at the National Assembly.
Adeyemi lost at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress to a former House of Representatives member, Sunday Karimi, who scored 288 votes to floor Adeyemi and four other aspirants at the election held in Kabba.
The incumbent got 43 votes while Dr Muri Aina got 73; Mrs Adedoyin Eshanumi got one vote; Mohamed Wambai got nine votes, while Christopher Oni got one vote.
Speaking shortly after his victory, Karimi expressed gladness at the outcome of the election and thanked God and delegates for considering him worthy of representing the senatorial district.
He assured his constituents of a responsive and quality representation at the Senate by stimulating development in the district.
“If elected, I will justify confidence reposed in me by the delegates and the APC, my very party,’’ he said.
Karimi saluted the courage and fighting zeal of his rivals and called on them to leave the loss behind and join hands with him to build the party and the constituency for the better.
Also on Saturday, Abubakar Ohere won the APC ticket for Kogi Central senatorial district while incumbent Sen. Jibrin Isah beat Prince Yahaya Audu, brother to late Prince Abubakar Audu, former governor of Kogi to pick the party’s ticket for Kogi East senatorial district.
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