Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has welcomed Senator Smart Adeyemi to the All Progressives Congress (APC), urging him to be an agent of unity in the party.
Adeyemi last weekend in Abuja announced his defection from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. He said his defection was in the interest of his people and the nation.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo, in Lokoja yesterday while welcoming the former Senator to the party, Bello urged him to work with party leaders in the state to bring real change to the people.
The Governor said the People’s Democratic Party has been losing important leaders to the APC since 2014, urging others who are still in PDP but possessed ‘progressive’ mind like Adeyemi to jump ship to the APC in order to move the state forward.
“I will continue to deliver democracy dividends to Kogi people to give my party a good platform to continue to dominate the political landscape of the Confluence State. The defection of notable political figures to the party across the state testifies to the renewed confidence of the people in the APC-led government in the state,” Bello said.