On Monday, 4th April 2022, Oshiomhole declares his intention to run for senate in the upcoming 2023 election to represent the people of the Edo North senatorial district.
He made the declaration at his hometown, Iyamoh, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State in an enlarged APC meeting held in his hometown on Monday.
Oshiomhole said he decided after he consulted with his Friends, Family, Political associates, and the people of his constituency.
He stated that ” Many people have been asking me if I will run for the Senate, but I pleaded with them to wait until our national convention when I would have made up my mind.
“Now that the APC convention is over and we now have a new National Working Committee, I have decided to contest for the Senate come 2023.”
Adams Oshiomole also said that his decision to go for the senate seat is to provide purposeful leadership for the people of his district, stating that the senate sit should not be seen as sabbatical leave for ex-governors.
“My intention to vie for the senatorial seat is to ensure that the voice of Afemai land is heard and my concept of empowerment will be modified not just giving Keke NAPEP, generator, or motorcycle.
“We should be thinking of how we can bring infrastructure development to our people,” he also stated.
The former governor of Edo State promised to meet the incumbent senator, the person of Francis Alimikhena, who has stated his intention to contest for the third time to solve who will fly the ticket for the party.
“You all know how the incumbent became the candidate for Edo North senatorial district, he was denied the PDP ticket, and we allowed him to fly our party’s flag, which he had used twice to represent us.
The ex-governor also said that“We voted for him twice and there is nothing wrong in him voting for me in return.
“I will personally meet with him because I want us to still keep the Afemai unity together and I think he will be the Director-General for my campaign team for the election.
“So, I have resolved to contest and I am sure to get the ticket and become the candidate to represent Edo North senatorial district come 2023,” he said.
Mike Afegbua, a member, APC Board of Trustees, and Deputy State Chairman of APC, Jariet Teniba expressed earlier that the senatorial ticket will be given to Adams Oshiomhole to provide leadership and rescue Edo North.
Abubakar Akokhia, the Former APC Chairman, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo moved the highpoint of the meeting suggesting that the senate seat be taken from Etsako West and given to Mr. Oshiomhole.
And it was gathered that Fred Omoregbai APC leader in Owan East Local Government Area of the State ( NAN) seconded the motion.