The representative of Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has lost the APC senatorial primary election to Hon. Sunday Karimi. Karimi floored the three-time senator and three other aspirants at the party‘s primary held in Kabba on Saturday, to emerge the APC flagbearer for the Kogi West Senatorial District General Election. Karimi represented the Yagba Federal Constituency between 2011 and 2015.
He scored 288 votes, while Muyiwa Aina came second with 73 votes. Adeyemi garnered 43 votes, while the only woman in the race, Doyin Eshanumi scored 1 vote. Isah Abdulkareem scored 9 votes while six invalid votes were recorded. Elsewhere, Engr. Abubakar Ohere picked the APC ticket for the Kogi Central Senatorial District. He scored 260 votes to defeat Hajia Ramatu Attah who had 13 votes , and Sheriff Dalhatu with 11 votes.