A former aide to Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo State Governor, Erasmus Ikhide has emerged as ADP’s Senatorial candidate in Edo North.
Ikhide emerged victorious from the contest held in Benin City, the Edo State capital after being unanimously endorsed by the party.
Ikhide will face Senator Francis Alemiekhena of the APC and Abubakar Momoh of the PDP for a place in the Red Chambers in 2019.
Addressing Journalists shortly after his emergence, Ikhide posed a challenge at Senator Francis Alemiekhena and Abubakar Momoh of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who are in the race to summon the courage to debate him on salient issues.
Ikhide promised to provide more employment for the people of Edo North Senatorial district if he emerges.
His words: “If voted as Senator, Afenmai first principle shall be my directive principles. I shall through my legislative influence and vast international network attract investments into Afenmai land in ways that will engender development and provide employment opportunities for the teaming youths.
“I have articulated my agenda for Edo North People and the time has come for the Afenmai people to chart a new beginning in remoulding their lives after several years of suffering and deprivation of Basic things whilst mismanaged trust reposed on them”.
Ikhide who has also worked as an aide with outgoing Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola affirmed his commitment to bringing a new lease of life to the Afenmai people through the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He praised the conduct of the elections and sought for support from Afenmai people to make his ambition a reality.
Earlier, the State Party Chairman, Gabriel Oloruntobi waxed lyrically about the chances of the ADP insisting the party’s victory is sure considering the calibre of people that will represent it in various elections.