The Punch

Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West)

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He was a former national president of the Nigeria union of journalist­s. He was elected senator on the platform of the PDP twice from 2007 to 2015. He lost to Senator Dino Melaye in 2015 and defected to the APC in 2019 to contest against Melaye, who had also defected to the PDP. Adeyemi lost the election but approached the tribunal. The court declared a supplement­ary poll which facilitate­d his return to the Senate

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