Oshiomhole beats Alimikhena to clinch ticket ahead of 2023 senatorial election
Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has beaten his opponent and incumbent Senator Francis Alimikhena to clinch his party ticket ahead of the 2023 general election.
On Saturday, 28 May 2022, Oshiomhole garnered 309 votes, while Alimikhena scored 5 votes in the battle to represent Edo North in the Senate in the primaries held in Auchi, Edo State.
The Returning officer for the APC Primary, Festus Ebia, said only 317 were accredited out of the 320 delegates.
He added, "Oshiomhole, having scored the majority votes of 309 and satisfied the requirement of the election, is hereby declared the winner."
Oshiomhole expressed appreciation to the delegates and praised the national body for a transparent primary election.
He assured of his commitment to do the best for the people of Edo North and improve their lifestyles through quality representation.
"If God gives us victory in the main election, I will ensure that the voice of Edo North will be loud and clear the same way I did as governor of the state.
"My promise, if given the mandate at the senate, I will work with other senators to ensure that the senate functions in a manner that will reflect the will and aspiration of Nigerians," he said.
The former governor, who was also the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, urged his opponent, Alimikhena, to summon the courage to accept the outcome of the election in good faith.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.