By Abubakar S. H
In the political history of Kogi state, Senator Smart Adeyemi can never be forgotten being one of the 10th ranking Senator in Nigeria.
The distinguished Senator served for three times in the hallow Chamber of the National Assembly, and he was widely known for his courage, boldness, determination and straightforward posture.
He is among the first eleven of the ranking Senators in Nigeria as listed
1, Sen. Smart Adeyemi is a third termer and ranking Senator who represented Kogi West Senatorial district of Kogi State.
Mr Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West Senatorial District, is a ranking four-term senator.
3, JAMES MANAGER
James Manager is also a ranking four-term senator who represents Delta South Senatorial District.
4, KABIRU GAYA
Mr Gaya is a ranking three-term senator who was elected into the Senate in 2007 to represent Kano South Senatorial District under the platform of the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP).
5, AHMED LAWAN
Mr Lawan, another ranking three-term senator since 2007 is currently the Senate leader. He represents Yobe North Senatorial District.
6, OLUREMI TINUBU
Ms Tinubu’s return to the Senate will make it her third term in the chamber.
Ms Tinubu, who is the former first lady of Lagos State (during Bola Tinubu’s reign as governor of the state), was first elected in 2011 to represent Lagos Central.
7, AJAYI BOROFFICE
Mr Boroffice’s return to the ninth Senate will make it his third term in the upper chamber.
He was first elected in 2011 to represent Ondo North Senatorial District under the platform of the Labour Party. He later decamped to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011 and then moved again to his current party, APC.
8, ALI NDUME
Mr Ndume is a ranking two-term senator representing Borno South Senatorial District. He was first elected in 2011.
9, DANJUMA GOJE
Having served two terms as governor of Gombe State under the PDP from 2003 to 2011, Mr Goje joined in 2011. Having served two terms in the upper chamber (representing Gombe Central Senatorial District), Mr Goje will be returning for a third term.
10, ABDULLAHI ADAMU
Also a former two-term governor of Nasarawa State from 1999 to 2007 under the platform of the PDP, Mr Adamu’s return to the ninth assembly will be his third.