Why I'm contesting for Senate - Adams Oshiomole, says Senator Alimikhena will have to step down

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Former Edo governor Adams Oshiomhole has expressed interest in running for a senate seat in the 2023 elections.

Adams Oshiomhole
Adams Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole is running for a seat in the upper legislative chamber to represent Edo north. Senator Francis Alimikhena currently represents the constituency.

The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said as a senator, the interests of Edo north would not be overlooked, speaking on Monday at an event in Edo to commemorate his 70th birthday.

The former governor stated that he is declaring his intention now because the party's leadership turmoil has been resolved.

“Now that we have a strong party on ground, I’m convinced that this is the time to proceed to the next leg of the conversion — ‘who will lead us, represent the people?’

“As I have spoken for Nigeria as the president of the NLC before — as a non-state actor — I believe that as a senator and with your support, your interest cannot be ignored in the red chamber in Abuja. With you supporting the project [for me] to be the senator, I will be the senator representing Edo north.

Adams Oshiomole stated that he doesn't believe present Senator representing Edo North, Francis Alimikhena will object to his decision as he played a vital role in his emergence as Senator.

“I will personally speak to my brother, senator Francis Alimikhena, for two reasons. I want us to maintain the unity of Afemai land and leaders must lead by example. He knows the role I played in making him senator and he will be required to be the director-general of my campaign."

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