Senator Alimikhena and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Francis Alimikhena, has dismissed reports of planning to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement by his Personal Assistant, Benjamin Atu, the lawmaker described the reports as false.

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Alimikhena (APC-Edo North) stated that he would rather quit active politics than joining the PDP to fight against his brother, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.

He said: “We are embarrassed by a document now going round alleging that Edo state will be having all 3 Senators in the PDP soon; the report has it that Sen Francis Alimikhena is negotiating return to PDP.

“Senator Francis Alimikhena would rather resign from active politics than joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fight against his personal brother, who is the APC National Chairman.

“Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is Edo North leader and it behoves on all of us to pray for him, support him and join him to achieve the national task given to him rather than creating tension for him and avenue to create division in the Edo North APC.”