Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west, has announced his intention to run for the governorship election in the state.
Speaking with reporters after purchasing his expression of interest and nomination forms at the party secretariat in Abuja on Monday, Adeyemi said he has the requisite experience to govern the state.
Abdulkarim Asuku, chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi; and James Faleke, a serving house of representatives member; are said to be interested in running for the office.
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The senator said he is willing to fight for the survival of the less privileged in society.
“I am going to contest for governor of Kogi state. I have enough experience of what governance should be and have challenges of governance. I have been lucky to represent my state in the senate three times,” Adeyemi said.
“It is to my credit that I am one of the lawmakers that have sponsored the highest number of bills passed into law. I have the courage to lead and fight for the survival of the less privileged.
“I am exposed enough to give the best to our people. In politics, people contest for varied interests.
“Some of our contests are to see what value we can add to the lives of others and improve on what has been achieved.
“Some other aspirants have also collected the form but I am the aspirant to beat as far as required support and goodwill across the state are concerned.”
Adeyemi is currently serving a third term as senator.