The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki has described the senator representing Edo North , Senator Francis Alimikhena as a dependable and reliable senator whose wisdom and experience will help to move the 8th Senate to an enviable height.
Saraki who said the 8th Senate was fortunate to have a personality like Senator Alimikhena also thanked the governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for his intellectual decision to project a man with integrity for the party.
The Senate President who spoke at a dinner party organised in honour of the Edo North senator by committee of friends in Abuja assured the people of Edo North of speedy development saying that the track record of Senator Alimikhena in Edo State gives him hope that he would perform.
“We will all join hands together to ensure that we collectively spearhead the change that we preach by making laws that will bring speedy development to our doorsteps”, Senator Saraki said.
While expressing confidence in the ability of Senator Alimikhena to deliver on his campign promises, Governor Oshiomhole said the Edo North senator was designed by God as a blessing to humanity.
“With him at the Senate, Edo North people can go to bed with their two eyes closed because Alimikhena is a performer. He will always represent your interest on any task given to him. He is a rugged, dogged fighter. A fearless leader with vision, character and integrity. We have no doubt that he will be committed to the development and welfare of our state,” the governor assured.
Lending credence to the position of the senate president and the governor, a human rights activist and constitutional lawyer Mike Ozekhome, (SAN) described Senator Alimikhena as a listening and humble personality who single-handedly bears burdens that are difficult for government to handle. “He knows the meaning of development. He has shown everybody in his community and Edo North the stuff he is made of even before he was elected. Alimikhena was not in politics when he brought development to his people. He built schools, hospitals, biggest Catholic Church in his community. He single handedly provided boreholes and attracted several other development like roads and electricity to Etsako land without holding office in politics. For a man who uses his personal struggle to develop his people through scholarship and others, it will be out of place to doubt his worth. This was why we had to back him and support him to go and represent us,” Ozekhome said.
On his part, the senator in whose honour the dinner was organised thanked the Edo North people for their confidence in him. He assured them that he was going to make impart and contribute to the development of Edo state. “I will not disappoint you. I will not let Edo North down,” he assured.


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