Former Governor of Edo State and Nigeria’s Labor Leader, Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed his desire to contest for the Senate in 2023.
The erstwhile APC chairman who was suspended by a High Court sitting in Abuja on 4 March 2020, wants to represent the Edo North District under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made the declaration on Monday at an APC meeting held in his country home, Iyamoh, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo.
The 70-year-old statesman said he had consulted the people in the district, his family, friends and political associates over his ambition.
“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,” he said.
“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,” he added.
He said he wants to go to the Senate in order to provide purposeful leadership for the people in his district.
Oshiomhole said the Senate 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 said.