Oshiomole prepares to declare presidential ambition as Francis Alimikhena refuses to step down

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Adams Oshiomhole
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will announce his desire to run for president on Wednesday, according to Victor Oshioke, his media adviser.

According to a statement released on Tuesday, Oshioke will make an official announcement at 3 p.m. at the Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture in Abuja.

He also stated that the event was originally set for a different day but was later postponed due to more consultations.

“The formal declaration of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole to contest for the office of President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, in the 2023 general election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress which was postponed has now been rescheduled, after extensive consultations,” the statement reads.

We apologise for the short notice and hope that your love for Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole will motivate you to attend, irrespective of any unforeseen constraints.”

The news comes just weeks after Oshiomhole proclaimed his intention to run for a Senate seat.

Oshiomhole stated his ambition to represent Edo north in the upper legislative house in the 2023 elections during an event to commemorate his birthday in April.

The senator who presently represents the constituency, Francis Alimikhena, has acquired nomination and expression of interest papers to run for the senate seat in the 2023 general election. The political permutations of Adams Oshiomole was to make the Senator step down so that he (Oshiomole) could contest for Senate.

That attempt has now failed.

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