Oshiomhole: 2 former aides kick against senatorial ambition


Adams Oshiomhole

By Jethro Ibileke

Two former aides of immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, have kicked against his decision to contest the Edo north senatorial seat in the 2023 general election.

The two former aides, Mr. Lucky James and Mrs. Inumidun Idehen, served as Commissioners (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; and Women Affairs respectively, when Oshiomhole was Governor of Edo.

They are both from Edo north senatorial district with the former Governor.

Recall that Oshiomhole had on 4 April, 2022, during his birthday celebration, announced his intention to contest for the Edo North senatorial district seat on the platform of the APC.

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But, James and Idehen in a joint statement in Benin on Thursday, pledged their support for incumbent Senator Francis Alimikhena for a third time.

They noted that the re-election of Alimikhena would guarantee a bigger deal for the senatorial district.

Idehen in the statement said: “At my age and with my pedigree, I cannot deceive my own people. I owe it a duty to lead rightly and Alimikhena is the right person for 2023 Senate.’’

She urged the people to do the right thing by nominating and supporting Alimikhena for another term of office.

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