ABUJA/Nigeria: The Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Francis Alimikhena has disassociate himself from the ongoing rumour of Working against the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2019 general election. He called on the leadership of the All Progressive Congress APC not to regard any of such rumour as currently been circulated by desperate Senatorial aspirants in Edo North.
Senator Francis Alimikhena said in statement made available to Ndokwa Reporters, he would rather resigned from active politics rather than joining the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) or any other political party 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 unite the ruling party. He described the press conference that was organized in Benin as the handiwork of desperate Edo North politicians and God in heaven will judge them in the right time.
The Edo North Senator has therefore cautioned politicians and 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 swift reaction to the rumour the Personal Assistant to Senator Francis Alimikhena on media and publicity Mr. Benjamin Atu, condemned the misleading story against the personality of Senator Francis Alimikhena by some miscreants elements who were sponsor to organised a kangaroo Press Conference in Benin by desperate Edo North Senatorial aspirants in their efforts to create disunity between Senator Francis Alimikhena and the Party leadership ahead of the forth coming APC primary. Senator Francis Alimikhena would rather Reign from Politics than for him to work against his personal brother or decamped to any other political party as currently been circulated by desperate politicians.
Benjamin Atu challenge the sponsors and circulators of the baseless press statement to go ahead and publish the report and the steps he (Alimikhena) has taken so far to join the opposition party. He cautioned 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 Kangaroo Press Conference that was organized to discredit his personality and create disunity between him and his leader Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The Statement has therefore call on the leadership of the APC and the National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to disregard any publication published by enemy of democracy because he (Senator Francis Alimikhena) will remain with APC for life.