Adeyemi denies 2023 governorship ambition, disowns campaign posters

Adeyemi denies 2023 governorship ambition, disowns campaign posters

- Senator Smart Adeyemi has reacted to governorship campaign posters making the rounds

- The Kogi west senator distanced himself from publications alleging he plans to run for the state's number one position in 2023

- The lawmaker blamed the publications linking him to the 2023 polls on his detractors

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Senator Smart Adeyemi has disowned campaign posters indicating that he is seeking to run for governor ahead of the 2023 elections.

In a report by The Nation, Adeyemi faulted the online publications making the rounds and blamed his detractors for linking him to the 2023 polls.

The senator representing Kogi west senatorial district in a statement said he does not have any intention to run for the governorship election in the state.

He also stated categorically that he came into office as a third-term senator by the grace of God.

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Adeyemi denies 2023 governorship ambition, disowns campaign posters
Senator Smart Adeyemi representing Kogi West senatorial district. Photo credit: SenSmartAdeyemi
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While noting that it is too early for anyone to begin imaginary projections for 2023, Adeyemi added that anybody who is engaging in such an act cannot be a friend of the state and will be considered an enemy.

The senator also revealed that the governor and the party are better placed to determine the way forward for Kogi state.

He said:

“My attention has been drawn to online publications and physical display of posters purporting to insinuate that I, Senator Smart Adeyemi, have any intention to run for the governorship election in Kogi State by some known and unknown individuals."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Chief Adeniyi Adebayo, Nigeria's minister of industry, trade, and investment, has reacted to reports that he is nursing a governorship ambition in 2022.

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The minister said he is not interested in contesting the Ekiti state governorship election in 2022 and called on groups dragging him into the race to stop.

Adebayo who disclosed this in a statement by Julius Toba-Jegede, his special assistant on media, in Abuja on Monday, August 31, was reacting to the recent erecti*n of billboards in some parts of Ado-Ekiti and other locations across the state by some political and pressure groups.

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