Let me start by thanking you guys at kogireports.com for furnishing us with full details of all candidates cleared by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest for Senate and House of Representatives in our dear Kogi State.
I recall a recent statement credited to the senatorial candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Hon. Dino Melaye, stating that he is more educated than the incumbent senator representing Kogi West and candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Smart Afolabi Adeyemi.
After reading Dino’s unwarranted outburst, I quickly assumed he has a PhD or at least a Masters Degree but scanning through the INEC list as published, I was surprised to note that silent and urbane Smart Adeyemi is actually more educated than the loquacious Dino.
Education is largely adored by the people of Kogi West senatorial district and will readily dissociate themselves from any politician with questionable or insufficient academic pedigree.
Based on INEC report, Smart Adeyemi has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) aside a first degree while Dino has refused to advance his academics after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts. Obviously, Smart is not just better equipped than Dino, he is also more educated.
In the same statement credited to Dino, he mentioned that he is too big to work for Jonathan talk-less of Smart Adeyemi. I have a question for him, if he is too big to work for Jonathan, how come he is small enough to work for Prince Abubakar Audu? Story for another day.
– Abidemi Olalekan, Lokoja