2023: My preference will not influence APC flag bearers, says party chieftain

By Isaac Olamikan

Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Lawrence Okah, has allayed fears that his preference for an aspirant for the red chambers of the national assembly in 2023 may influence the outcome of the party’s primaries in a couple of days. He was speaking while reacting to inquiries on the forthcoming primaries of the party.

“Yes, I have my preference for a particular aspirant in Edo South Senatorial District. That’s my personal choice not the choice of the party as a whole.

“The two aspirants – Chief Lucky Imasuen, former deputy governor of the State and Valentine Asuen, a businessman – will have to go for primaries to determine whom among them will be flying the APC flag for Edo South in the 2023 general elections.

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“We have the same scenario in Edo North Senatorial District where the incumbent, Senator Francis Alimikhena and the former Governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, will also go for the primaries to determine the party’s flagbearer in 2023.

“It is only in Edo Central Senatorial District that we have just one person signifying interest in becoming a senator on the party’s ticket.

On protests against the leadership of the party by some members who frown at some of its actions, Okah said, “it is normal. In any contest, there will be divergent views. It is allowed. We will do our best to ensure that we have a level playing ground for everybody.”

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