Smart Adeyemi is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for the Kogi West constituency of Kogi State, Nigeria on 29 May 2007. This is the 3 time he is re-elected as a senator.
Smart Adeyemi is happily married to Yemisi Smart Adeyemi. The couple met while Yemisi was working as a newscaster with the Nigerian Television Authority, Ilorin. Smart was also working with the NTA then as a sports reporter. The union is blessed with children. On the 25th of August 2018, Yemisi died from health reasons.
He earned a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations, Diploma in Law, advanced diploma in Mass Communication, and master’s in Public Administration from the Federal University of Technology Owerri.
|Nigerian Union of Journalists||National President||1999 to 2006.|
Iyara in Ijumu Local Government
18 August 1960 (age 61)
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Smart Adeyemi was elected Senator for the Kogi West constituency of Kogi State, Nigeria in April 2007. He contested under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He contested again for the Kogi West Senator and won the PDP primary to compete for re-election in April 2011. However, a court nullified the PDP primary election on 4 April 2011, saying it did not follow due process as defined in the electoral act. A fresh primary was run on 7 April, in which Adeyemi defeated his opponent Abiye Abinso by 1,124 votes to two. In the elections of 9 April 2011, Adeyemi retained his seat. Adeyemi contested again for the third time defeating Dino Melaye in a supplementary election ordered by the country’s apex court. He won with a margin of over 20,000 votes.
Awards & Honours
- Launched free healthcare for 1,000 pregnant women
- Shared N20 million bursary awards to students who are residents in his constituency
Smart Adeyemi was under fire over his remarks that “Abia is governed by drunkards”.