Adams Oshiomole, a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the party’s Edo North senatorial ticket for the 2023 election on Friday.
The former Edo State governor received 309 votes, while his opponent, Sen. Francis Alimikhena, received five votes despite withdrawing from the race.
Festus Ebia, the party’s primary returning officer, said 317 delegates were accredited for the election, with Oshiomole receiving 309 votes, Alimikhena receiving five votes, and three votes being nullified.
According to Ebia, Oshiomole is proclaimed the winner after receiving a majority of 309 votes and meeting the election’s requirements.
In response, Oshiomole praised the national organization for holding a free and fair primary poll.
“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.”
He pledged to work with fellow senators to ensure that the Senate functions in a way that reflects the people’s will and desire.
Oshiomole asked Alimikhena to summon the guts to accept the election results as a blessing in disguise, just as his opponent did in 2015 and 2019.
Valentine Asuen, a former Edo State youth leader, was elected as the party’s candidate in Edo South.
After garnering 215 votes, he defeated his opponent, former Edo State deputy governor Lucky Imasuen.