Former chairman of Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Senator Smart Adeyemi has formally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and picked the registration card of the All Progressives Congress APC).
In a brief ceremony held in his Iyara ward, in Ijumu local Government Area of Kogi State, the senator, in an address, said he was joining the APC to enable him to serve his people better.
He added that he had utilised the mandate given to him in the past to better the lots of the people, saying that he was hoping that those coming after him would follow the same footsteps.
The senator, who got the Card Number 14542741, said he needed to be in the APC, so that he could directly talk to the people in government without a sense of enmity.
“I need to be in the APC so that we can jointly with Honourable Faleke and my brothers work for the betterment of our people. When I talk to the people in goverbment about the deprivation of our area as a member of the APC, they will not see me as an enemy,” Senator Adeyemi said.
Deputy governorship candidate to the late Alhaji Abubakar Audu, Honourable James Faleke, who attended the ceremony, said Senator Adeyemi is a valuable asset to the APC in the state, adding that he was determined to work with him to better the lots of Kogi West.
“I am very happy he is joining us. He is my senior politically and I have a lot of respect for him. He doesn’t need to be in politics to survive but he has he love of his people at heart,” Faleke said.