UBIAJA – The Senatorial  candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo Central Senatorial District, Chief Francis Inegbeneki has pledged to transform the fortunes of the Esan people when elected in the February 2015 general elections.
Inegbeneki stated this shortly after he was declared winner of the APC senatorial primary election held at the Ubiaja Mini Stadium.
The former PDP youth leader scored 852 to defeat his co-contestants, including Joe Okojie who pulled 335 votes, Theophilius Okoh, with 271 votes and Engr. Osadolor Odia who scored five votes, while six votes were voided.
He enthused that the victory signified the dawn of a new era, as the change which the Esan people had yearned, has finally become a reality.
He described the process of the primary as very democratic, adding that the election was free, fair and credible.
The high chief who is the Uzoya of Esanland pledged to make laws that would better the lots of the senatorial district, expressing optimism that PDP would not pose any problem at the general elections.
Chief Inegbeneki now has just Engr. Clifford Ordia, the PDP candidate to beat during the general elections to become a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the just concluded primary election of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Edo Central Senatorial district has been described as the beauty of democracy even as the most credible and peaceful ever conducted in the region.
Barrister Ken Ihensekhen, a party leader from Igueben constituency, stated this yesterday, at Ubiaja, during the primary election.
Ihensekhen, who was a delegate, maintained that all candidates fielded by the party for next year’s election “are the most credible candidates responsible to the cause of the party, haven proved themselves worthy to represent the constituencies in February 2015.
He maintained  that APC, remains the only political party created to bring about overwhelming development to every part of the country, even as it stands to reduce poverty to its minimum.
Addressing newsmen immediately after the primary, Chief Francis Inegbeneki, the party flag bearer in the senatorial district appreciated all those who stood by him and promised never to disappoint the people in making laws beneficial to the people.