Friday, April 8, 2016 7:23 pm
Senator Smart Adeyemi made a politically smart move today as he abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress.
He was the former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory(FCT) and represented his constituency of Kogi West three times in the Senate.
Adeyemi, who made the announcement at a briefing at his residence in Maitama District in Abuja, said Nigeria’s future is brighter under President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said he shifted base to APC because Kogi West Senatorial District was neglected by the successive PDP administrations in the state.
According to him, his decision to defect to APC was that of the people of Kogi West, adding that politics was essentially local, he has no choice than to bow to the pressure of his people to dump PDP.
He said his defection had nothing to do with survival politics.
The declaration was attended by Sen. Olubunmi Adetunmbi, Sen. Abu Ibrahim( a staunch ally of Buhari), Chief J.B. Arojojoye, and many supporters from Kogi West.
“After due consultations with both local and national leaders across my state and the nation, we have come to the realisation that we have to take a major decision for the best interest of our people. Politics is essentially local.
“Therefore, in the light of the sincerity and commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari, his strength of character and support of eminent personalities such as Baba Olusegun Obasanjo, the leader of men, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the support of the leadership of the ruling party towards the reconstruction of the socio-economic fabrics of our nation, we have decided to defect to the All Progressives Congress( APC) today, being the 8th of April, 2016 by the grace of Almighty God.
“We hereby urge all our supporters and patriotic Nigerians to support the effect of a new socio-economic order of this administration.”