The Deputy Whip of the Senate, Senator Francis Alimikhena has disassociate himself from the ongoing rumour to dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC) as currently been circulated by the media team recruited by the Ihonvbere Campaign organization in their desperation to discredit him ahead of the forth coming APC primary election.
The statement reads “Edo state will be having all 3 Senators in the Peoples Democratic Party soon as report has it that Sen Francis Alimikhena is negotiating return to PDP. “
He challenge the sponsors and circulators of the baseless allegation to go ahead and publish the report and the steps he (Alimikhena) has taken so far to join the opposition party. He cautioned the Ihonvbere campaign organization against endangering the ongoing peace and unity across Edo North APC family in their desperation in seeking the APC senatorial ticket which is not available.
Senator Alimikhena who expressed confidence in facing any aspirants in any election said his performance and achievement has laid legislative developmental benchmark in Edo State and his achievement is sufficient to speak for him in any election. He frown at the publication which he said was deliberate to create disunity between him and his leader Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“Wondering if these critics are blind to his various empowerment programs and developmental initiatives he said, “as Edo North Senator, sufficient efforts has been made to reinvigorate the Edo North Economy. Dialysis centre has been established, electricity, educational structures, Boreholes, various skills acquisition centres build and equips, massive employment and appointment has been given to Edo North Youths and leaders, Educational Scholarship, Akoko Edo township roads, the dualization of the Agenebode road, several completed roads and more roads are currently in the budget to ensure that all access roads in Edo North are interconnected. Decision has been concluded to ensure the speedy conversion of Auchi Polytechnic into Federal University of Technology and such developmental efforts have multiplier effect in Edo North developmental agenda.
The Edo North Senator has therefore cautioned politicians, Senatorial aspirants in Edo North and those with unprecedented capacity for lies and Blackmailing to thread cautiously. “As major actors in the politics he advise them to avoid making frivolous and unguided utterances that could unwittingly incite the generality of the public and create hostility across the State”.
In a Press Statement issued in Abuja by his Personal Assistant Benjamin Atu, he condemned the misleading online story and publication against the personality of Senator Francis Alimikhena by one miscreants elements Mr Ekundayo Bright who claim to be the head of media in the Ihonvbere campaign organization and his sponsors has shown disdained for the deputy whip of the senate and this will be the last warning for such misconduct.
According to Benjamin Atu, he said Senator Francis Alimikhena would rather resigned from active politics rather than joining the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to fight against his personal brother who is the APC National Chairman. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is Edo North leader and it behooves on all of us to pray for him, support him and joined him to achieve the National task given to him rather than creating tension for him and avenue to create division in the Edo North APC. The statement described the sponsor of such unguided utterances as enemy of democracy who do not wish Comrade Adams Oshiomhole well. He urged them to withdrew their words and not distract the efforts of the APC National Chairman in his mission to unit the ruling party.
While expressing his appreciation for constructive criticism and willingness to accept correction the statement challenged these miscreants elements who have been recruited to plunged Edo North into crisis, breakdown of law and order to take a tour on the various eye marked infrastructural developmental strides in Edo North and the ongoing dualization attracted by Senator Francis Alimikhena before pushing their selfish agenda to justify unrealistic conclusions the statement added.