Francis Alimikhena, the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, has promised the people of Edo North that he would stick to issue based campaign.
He was speaking at the Palace of the Oko-kpella gbe of Okpella and the Atoms 1 the Ogiega of Ibie Clan in Etsako East Local Government Area, saying that he came to visit the monarchs to officially inform them that he would soon embark on campaign in their communities.
He maintained that he would not joined issues with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Edo North, who is going round to promise various communities electricity when his own community is in darkness.
“Unlike Engineer Momoh, the PDP candidate who stock-pile empowerment materials meant for our people in his private apartment, I Senator Alimikhena has constantly do empowerment program and distribute empowerment materials to all nooks and crannies of Edo North and even spend additional resources to meet more demands.
“How can you be going about telling people obvious lies all in the name of a campaign? Engineer Momoh’s community is in darkness and he is going round to tell people he will give them light; let him give himself light first before going round to propagate lies when he cannot justify his eight years at the National Assembly.
“I will be going round to show people what I have done with their trust that they gave to me in the last three years. The forth coming election is not going to be based on what I can do but on what I have done.
“The issues of electricity distribution to communities that are in darkness, poverty of our people and how to lift them above every form of hardship and massive employment for Edo North youths and security of our farmers and road users as well as articulation of plans to continue on the ongoing infrastructural development are going to form the focal points of my campaign in forth coming election.”
Responding, the Edo North monarchs thanked Alimikhena for his focus on issue based campaign and assure him of more support from their communities to ensure that his desire for the communities come to fulfillment.