Gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the Saturday November 11, 2023 governorship contest in Kogi State, Leke Abejide has expressed his appreciation to elders from the Kogi West senatorial district, for endorsing his candidature.
He spoke yesterday at a meeting with his campaign organisation and the press in his campaign headquarters in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
Abejide, a second term member of the lower parliament representing Yagba federal constituency, confessed that he is humbled and honoured by the unequalled gesture of the leaders and statesmen.
Said he: “I can only profoundly appreciate our elders in the Kogi West Elders Forum (KWEF) for the endorsement. Not one Kobo was requested from me by the septuagenarians and octogenarians, and not one penny was paid out by me and my campaign team. It is an insult of the highest order to insinuate that a colossus like Baba General David Jemibewon collected money to endorse me. I was still a toddler when Baba Jemibewon was already calling the shots as military governor of the old Western State. It was that “Western State” that spawned the five states namely: Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti. Baba, a serial grandfather is too decent, too disciplined to be insulted by any form of gratification. I am too restrained and circumspect myself, to dare any such abomination.”