- Former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, is set for a political comeback in the forthcoming 2023 elections
- The former governor of Edo state announced on Monday, April 4, that he will be contesting for Edo North senatorial seat in 2023
- Oshiomhole will slug it out with Francis Alimehina, his erstwhile protégé and two-term senator, who is also seeking a third term
Iyamoh, Edo state - Adams Oshiomhole, a former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has officially declared to run for Edo North senatorial seat in 2023 after months of speculations.
The former governor of Edo state made the declaration during his 70th birthday party at his country home, Iyamoh, on Monday evening, April 4, Leadership reported.
By the declaration, the former APC chairman will be slugging it out with his erstwhile protégé and two-term senator, Francis Alimehina, who is also seeking his third term, according to Nigerian Tribune.
Oshiomhole bends down low, jumps up excitedly as he dances at 70th birthday party
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Oshiomhole clocked the ripe age of 70 on April 4, 2022, and the occasion was marked in a special way. A big party was thrown for the former APC chairman as he was surrounded by loved ones as he partied hard.
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In videos making the rounds online, the celebrant was seen with his Cape Verdean wife, Lara Fortes, as he enjoyed the party.
Oshiomhole also wowed many people with his dancing skills including his wife who looked very surprised as the 70-year-old politician moved to KWAM 1’s popular song, Ade Ori Okin. In the viral clip, the former Edo state governor rocked the dancefloor with several impressive moves for someone his age.
70th birthday: Buhari sends message to Oshiomhole
In his congratulatory message to the former chairman of the APC, President Buhari saluted his contributions to the development of democracy and good governance in Nigeria.
In the president's opinion, "Oshiomhole’s leadership strides in various sectors will stand the test of time, deploying his time and strength to the good of workers and Nigerians as a labour leader, and chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, and accepting the call into politics to serve his state."