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APC Leaders Laud Senate Deputy Chief Whip Over Edo World Bank Loan

Posted: Sep 13, 2015 at 3:16 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi, Asaba


The Edo North All Progressive Congress (APC) Leaders’ Forum has passed a vote of confidence on the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Francis Alimikhena, for his efforts and contribution in helping to secure the recently approved World Bank loan to enhance infrastructural development in the state.

Alimikhena, representing Edo North, is the only APC senator from the South-South in the eighth Assembly.

The vote of confidence was moved at the Edo North APC Leaders Forum in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area, when the senator invited political leaders to brief them about his journey in his three months of service in Abuja.

They said despite strong resistance from the opposition to frustrate his effort over the loan, he has shown himself the best Senator that Edo North has ever produced and the most fortunate senator in the history of political alignment in Nigeria.

The former state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edward Sado, said the motion for the vote of confidence became necessary due to the track record of infrastructural development that Alimikhena has maintained in his three months in the Senate.

Sado, who is now an APC leader in Edo North, sympathised with the PDP for losing a credible personality like Alimikhena, who has today created political history in the nation as the only senator who became an automatic double BOT member of the APC.

According to him, the APC should celebrate the courage of Alimikhena in breaking through the forces of limitations in the South-South to emerge as the first one-man majority caucus.

In his response, Alimikhena assured the people of his constituency of his loyalty to the APC, and financial support to the Edo North APC executive to enable them hold regular meetings to service the structure of APC in Edo North.

He promised to commence his thank-you tour across Edo North in October as well as brief APC supporters on his journey so far in the Senate, saying regular feedback would be the hallmark of his representation in the Senate.

“I am here in the village and my gate is widely open to receive and listen to Edo North people,” Alimikhena said.