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Seating senator, Smart Adeyemi loses Kogi west APC ticket to ex-house of reps member

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Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west, has lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial primary to Sunday Karmi, a former lawmaker who represented Yagba federal constituency between 2011 to 2016 in the house of representatives.

Karimi polled 288 votes to defeat Adeyemi and four other aspirants at the election held in Kabba.

Adeyemi got 43 votes, Muri Aina got 73 votes, Adedoyin Eshanumi (only female in the race) got one vote, Mohamed Wambai got nine votes, and Christopher Oni got one vote.

In his remarks, Karimi expressed joy at the conclusion of the exercise, and thanked God and the delegates for believing him worthy of representing the senatorial district.

He promised to ensure responsive and quality representation at the senate by stimulating development in the district if he wins the elections.

“If elected, I will justify confidence reposed in me by the delegates and the APC, my very party,” he said.

Also, on Saturday, Abubakar Ohere won the APC ticket for Kogi central senatorial district, while Jibrin Isah, a sitting senator, beat Yahaya Audu, brother to Abubakar Audu, former governor of Kogi, to emerge as the party’s flagbearer for Kogi east senatorial district.

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