May 28, (THEWILL) – Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole on Saturday, clinched the senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress for Edo North senatorial district.
Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State, was returned unopposed, following the withdrawal of his rival and incumbent Senator representing Edo North, Sen. Francis Alimikhena.
Alimikhena had on Friday, resigned his membership of the APC.
Meanwhile, in Edo Central Senatorial District, Monday Okpebholo, was returned unopposed after he was affirmed by 242 out of the 244 accredited delegates.
Also in Edo South Senatorial District, former state youth leader of the party, Valentine Asuen, defeated former deputy governor, Hon Lucky Imasuen, to clinch the party’s ticket.
Asuen scored 216, while Imasuen garnered 158 votes at the primary where four votes were voided.
Conceding defeat, Imasuen said he entered the race late and accepted the outcome of the result, adding, “we need to now work together to ensure that we win the general election.”
On his part, Asuen said he would work with all members of the party to ensure victory while the current youth leader, Tony Adun, said it was the youths that gave victory to Asuen and urged them to replicate the same in the general election.