‘Return Oracle Of Development To The Senate’, Etsako, Akoko-Edo And Owan APC Stakeholders Make Case For Alimikhena

The Oasis Reporters

May 14, 2022



Senator Francis Alimikhena.


A coalition of Etsako, Owan, and Akoko Edo political leaders and APC Chieftains have warned that any attempt to truncate the re-election bid of Senator Francis Alimikhena would spell doom for the All Progressive Congress in the State.

They claim that there are ongoing moves by godfathers to truncate democracy in Edo North. “Enough is enough to self-styled godfathers who have apportioned the State to themselves as their farmland”

They described the National Assembly as Nigeria’s stabilizing force and not a place to elect people with a divisive tendency to create chaos and instability rather than consolidate on the gains of our democratic experience.

They said, the energy with which Senator Francis Alimikhena carries out his people-oriented programmes has suddenly become a constant source of sadness to those whose only mission in politics is to trade away what belongs to the masses.

The leaders who are made up of former Local Government Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, former Councilors and Commissioners stated this at the weekend in an enlarged meeting to take a position in the forth-coming Edo North Senatorial election.

They described Senator Francis Alimikhena as an experienced legislator with an understanding of the intricacies and nuances of the society. They ascribed the success of Senator Francis Alimikhena to his regular interface with the people of Edo North.

In a Communique issued at the end of their enlarged meeting and made available to the media by a former Counsellor Chief Mathew Osisiameh, the group emphasized that Senator Francis Alimikhena has created an unfettered access between him and the constituents. He has constantly reached out to all segments of Edo North without discrimination. In his efforts to secure permanent jobs for Edo North youths, thousands of letters have been issued to assist Edo North youths in gaining employment with many of them productively engaged.

“He is one Nigerian with an extra-ordinary flame of passion for development and up-liftmen of the less fortunate in the society. Our power is in our conviction. Our support for Senator Alimikhena is total and cannot be altered by any political influence. We are not despaired but resolute because there will be light at the end of the tunnel”

They assured that Senator Francis Alimikhena would continue to take governance to the next level and stand by the people of Edo North in ensuring that whatever makes for the welfare of Edo North will continue to be his watchwords.

“A man who was popularly called the Oracle of development even before he became a Senator. That alone shows that it is in the nature of Senator Alimikhena to help and to develop places. Even those seeking to take over his job know the truth that they cannot exceed whatever Senator Alimikhena is doing or has done in Edo North.

For a job well done the only thank you that the people of Edo North can offer to Senator Alimikhena now is to return him to the Senate in 2023. That is the resolution of Edo North leaders and that is why we are here” they added.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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