Oshiomhole to run for Edo North Senatorial seat

Oshiomhole to run for Edo North Senatorial seat

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A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared his interest to run for the Edo North Senatorial on the platform of his party.

Oshiomhole, who is also a two-time governor of the state, made the declaration at his 70th birthday party at Iyamoh on Monday.

He said, “It is true that for sometimes now, many of our people have asked me, ‘why don’t you contest for the Senate seat?’ I answered that first, APC has crisis, let us fix the crisis and let there be convention because you cannot begin to discuss what kind of baby you are going to have when you are not married.

“I said until the APC is fixed you cannot talk of contesting election using the platform. I have been chairman of the party, I know the danger we face if we are not able to fix the party and this was completed and consummated on March 25 and we have now elected a new National Working Committee and National Executive Council under the leadership of a former governor, a former minister and a current senator, Adamu Abdulahi.

“We have done what we need to do and I am inspired by the position of the new leadership as it relates to retaining power in 2023. I am therefore convinced that this is the time to proceed to the next step of the conversation which is about who leads the great people of Edo North in the Senate by 2023. And it is time for me to join the race to represent Edo North in the Senate.

“I have also been examining myself because I do not want to go to the senate and sit down, listen to motions and collect salary at the end of the month. I do not believe that I need to go to the Senate to take a sabbatical because that is an important institution where men and women are elected by their people to contribute to affairs that affect their people, which has to do with how funds are allocated and to ensure that the people of Nigeria get value for their resources and money.

“We lay more emphasis on the rotation of people but I am more concerned about even development. I have made it clear before as president of the Nigeria Labour Congress that democracy means that the leaders must listen to the people and if he deviates from what the people wants, they have the right to interrogate the leader. “

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