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The National chairman of the ALL Progressives Congress Comrade Adams Oshiomohle has congratulated Senator Smart Adeyemi on his victory at the Kogi senatorial elections held on Saturday.
Speaking on Adyemi’s victory, Oshiomohle said this marks the end of the relics of 16 “rebellious” senators who went against APC, he made the assertion Saturday night in a statement signed by him in Abuja after the results were declared by INEC officials.
The statement reads:
“I congratulate our newly elected Senator, Smart Adeyemi on his well deserved victory in the Kogi West re-run election which held today.
“The victory has again affirmed the general acceptance of our great party, by the great people of Kogi State who just a few weeks ago voted massively for our governorship candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello, who was re-elected for a second term.
“I have always believed in the ability of the people of Kogi West to elect leaders who will make them proud in the Senate and not the defeated Senator Melaye who is among the 16 Senators who rebelled against our party.
“As it stands today, the broom has swept away the entire 16 Senators, Dino being the last, who tried to destabilise our democracy for their personal interest, jettisoning the interest of the electorate.”
According to Olayinde Lawal, the returning officer of the election, Senator Smart Adeyemi, (APC) garnered 88,373 votes to beat his main rival Dino Melaye (PDP), who got polled
Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Ambassador Rufus Aiyenigba took third position in the poll with 659 votes while John Olabode and Adeyemi Taiwo of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP garnered 262 and 119 votes respectively.