Why I want to return to Senate ―Smart Adeyemi
THE immediate past senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Smart Adeyemi, on Thursday, said the zeal to work with President Muhammadu Buhari, because of his integrity was a major factor he planned to return to the Senate.
He also said he although he had not finally decided on the next election, but would be ready to utilise his experience for the development of the senatorial district.
Adeyemi, who said this during the distribution of rice and other food items to the constituents for the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri festival, said the senatorial district had not witnessed good representation since he left in 2015.
Adeyemi also gave cash donations to certain individuals while clothing materials and cash were also given to some widows, orphans, and another category of people across the seven local government areas of the district.
Addressing a crowd of his supporters in Lokoja, the state capital, the former national president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) said Buhari had in the last three years demonstrated his readiness to develop the country.
According to him, the president was the only one out of the people jostling to govern the country in 2019 that did not have an integrity issue.
He noted that the integrity of the president had not been questioned by anybody since he assumed leadership of the country in 2015.
He, however, urged the people to continue to support Buhari and the Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello in their second term bids so that they could consolidate on their various achievements.
Adeyemi, who said he was yet to decide whether to contest the next national assembly election however, said he was encouraged with the turn out of the people and the various encomiums he was receiving from the common man in the street some of who he said he has positively touched their lives while he was at the Senate.
He expressed satisfaction that most of the motions and bills he sponsored while at the Senate are now being given prominence by President Buhari.
He said among the bills he sponsored was the recognition of Chief MKO Abiola as the winner of the June 12 election, the construction of rail lines across the six geographical regions of the federation, and his frontline view in fighting corruption to a standstill, among others.