The Senator representing Kogi West under the All Progressive Congress, Smart Adeyemi, has joined the governorship race in the state.
‘Smart’ as he is fondly called, picked the expression of interest and nomination form on Monday in Abuja, ahead of the party primary which has been scheduled for April.
Tribune reported that, speaking with newsmen after expressing his interest, Smart said that he has enough experience for governance.
He said, “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. I have the privilege of being a journalist and graduated to being National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists where I served for two terms.
“My state is Kogi and I want to build on the foundation already established. Governance is all about providing for the needs of the people.
“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.”