——–as he dismisses trading out his mandate
By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo North Senatorial Candidate , Barr. Pascal Ugbome has dissociated himself from the purported rumour going round on social media that he has trade out his overwhelmed mandate as Edo North Senatorial Candidate of the PDP to the incumbent Senator Francis Alimikhena.
Ogbome said ,he is shocked to hear that he, (Barr. Pascal Ugbome), has sold his Senatorial mandate to Senator Francis Alimikhena.
In a press statement issued and signed by Barr. Paschal Ugbome, Edo North PDP Senatorial Candidate for the 2023 General Election called on the good people of Edo North to disregard the rumour as he is willing and ready to contest in the forthcoming 2023 senatorial election to represent the senatorial district at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly.
The statement reads, “My attention has been drawn to a concocted, wicked and malicious rumour making the rounds, that a purported Supplementary Senatorial Primary has been ordered, supposedly by one National Official of our Party, PDP, to hold today, 4th June 2022 for the Edo North Senatorial District. To the best of my knowledge and leaders of our great party, this is a strange development and certainly not a decision of our Party even as its illegality smells to high heaven.
“Secondly, it has also been alleged in another breath that a certain Senator Alimikhena has paid me for the Ticket and that I have stepped down for him. That is A LIE FROM THE PIT OF HELL. I am a Lawyer and not a TRADER and I cannot trade away the Mandate which the honourable Edo North PDP Delegates gave to me on the 23rd of May, 2022.
“Consequently, let me reassure our teaming Supporters that I remain the duly Nominated and Elected Edo North PDP Candidate and flag bearer of the PDP for the seat of Senator to represent Edo North in the forthcoming General Election slated for 2023. I look forward to vigorously Campaign and deliver Victory to our Party at the 2023 Senatorial Election,” the assured.