… Kogi West Senatorial District Primary Free, Fair, Transparent
Our attention has been drawn to allegations made by Senator Smart Adeyemi against the State Chairman of our Party APC Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Dollars and Gov. Yahaya Bell on the conduct of primaries for Kogi West Senatorial district.
Long before the party issued guidelines for the sale of forms, there was an attempt by some major stakeholders of the party in the state to drag the Hon Minister of State for FCT Dr Ramatu Tijani who is from Kogi West into the Senatorial race and have her as a consensus candidate.
A committee was put in place to call all aspirants that had indicated interest and seek their opinions, whether they can all withdraw for her.
The lobby for withdrawal and promises for other positions was not limited to Senator Smart Adeyemi but all aspirants.
None of the aspirants agreed to the deal and the Honorable Minister did not come forward to show interest in the arrangement, the whole idea was then jettisoned while everyone was advised to go further to exercise their rights when the sales of forms were commenced.
It is rather unfortunate for an elder statesman like our distinguished Senator to make such spurious allegations. We should learn to accept defeat and move on.