Oshiomole Wins APC Edo North Senatorial Ticket

Former Governor of Edo State and former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole has won the Edo North senatorial ticket of the party for the forthcoming 2023 election.

Oshiomhole on Friday gathered 309 votes to pick the ticket, while his opponent, Sen. Francis Alimikhena, gathered five votes even though he had withdrawn from the contest.

The returning officer of the primary, Festus Ebia, while announcing the result said 317 delegates were accredited for the election, Oshiomole, scored 309, Alimikhena polled five votes while three votes were voided.

Ebia said, “Oshiomole having scored the majority votes of 309 and satisfied the requirement of the election is hereby declared the winner.”

Oshiomole while reacting to his victory commended the national body for conducting a transparent primary election.

The former Governor of Edo State said, “If God gives me the victory in the main election, I will ensure that the voice of Edo North would be loud and clear the same way I did as governor of the state.”

Oshiomhole in his statement promised to work with other senators to ensure that the senate functions in a manner that reflects the will and aspiration of the people.

He called on Alimikhena to find the courage to accept the outcome of the election in good fate the same way his opponent accepted him in 2015 and 2019 when he emerged.

This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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