Adams Oshiomole, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the party’s senate nomination for the upcoming 2023 election on Friday.
The former governor of Edo State won the nomination with 309 votes, while his opponent, Senator Francis Alimikhena, received only five votes despite withdrawing from the race.
Festus Ebia, the party’s primary election returning officer, reported that 317 delegates were accredited for the election, Oshiomole received 309 votes, Alimikhena received five votes, and three votes were nullified.
“Oshiomole, having received a majority of 309 votes and meeting the requirements of the election, is pronounced the winner,” he stated.
Oshiomole responded by praising the national organisation for conducting a transparent primary process.
“Should God grant me success in the general election, I will ensure that Edo North’s voice is heard loud and clear, just as I did as governor of the state.”
He pledged to collaborate with his fellow senators to ensure that the senate reflects the desire and aspirations of the people.
Oshiomole asked Alimikhena to muster the fortitude to accept the election result with good grace, just as his opponent did in 2015 and 2019 when he emerged.
Former Edo State youth leader Valentine Asuen emerged as the party’s candidate in Edo South.
He defeated his opponent, the former deputy governor of Edo State, Lucky Imasuen, with 215 votes.