Smart Adeyemi, who represented Kogi West at the Nigerian Senate, has threatened to work against the All Progressive Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party if Governor Yahaya Bello is not given the party’s ticket for his second term bid.
Naija News reports that Adeyemi made this statement at the APC stakeholders’ forum held in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital on Thursday, June 27.
This online news platform understands that the Kogi state governorship election has been fixed for November 16 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with Governor Bello seeking a second term in office on the platform of the APC.
The former lawmaker said for fairness, justice, and equity, the incumbent governor is the best for the ruling party for the governorship race.
His words: “Other senatorial districts have ruled Kogi State for two terms. Now a brother from Kogi central, who has done very well in his first tenure; should also be given another opportunity.
“If Gov. Bello is given the opportunity to lead us for another four years, I am convinced that we in the West will rule Kogi State.
“I am using this medium to beg our party leaders not to make the mistake of allowing one to change a winning team in Kogi State. Those who say APC cannot win Kogi under Bello are not God, because he is covenant child. If Governor Bello is denied the APC ticket, some of us might be forced to work against the party,” Adeyemi said.