- Smart Adeyemi, winner of the Kogi West senatorial rerun, speaks about his victory against Dino Melaye, the former occupier of the seat at the Senate
- Adeyemi claims Melaye acted like a boy who could not manage his success
- The politician also begged President Muhammadu Buhari and others who he says Melaye may have offended
The winner of the Kogi West senatorial district election, Smart Adeyemi, on Sunday, December 1, spoke about his victory over Dino Melaye, who occupied the position before the poll rerun.
Adeyemi likened Melaye to a boy who misused his opportunity of success through exuberance.
Speaking with journalists after he was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), illustrated Melaye's defeat with the story of a servant who stole his master's garment which happened to be too big for him making him to misbehave.
He said Melaye wore an oversized garment as a senator and this caused him to become rascally and reckless.
Adeyemi pleaded with those Melaye may have offended while in the Senate as a result of his character and actions.
He argued that Melaye's character is strange to the people of Kogi West district.
Adeyemi, a former president of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi and others who may have been offended by Melaye.
He promised effective representation at the Senate saying he would do this with dignity as against what obtained in the past.
He commended those who voted for the APC, monarchs, the governor, and those who helped ensure his victory.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Bello also described the defeat of Melaye as a collective decision by people of the state to end ineffective representation.
Bello said this in reaction to the victory of Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the election.
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