Ese Owie, former special adviser to Adams Oshiomhole, ex-governor of Edo state, has emerged candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for Edo south senatorial district.
Gabriel Oloruntobi, state chairman of the party, declared him the winner of the primary election that held in Benin, the state capital, after he polled majority votes.
The party chairman described Owie as a great asset to the party, adding that he is confident that the Oxford-trained lawyer would clinch the Edo south senatorial seat.
Owie is currently the country chief executive officer (Nigeria) of Numelec SA of Geneva, Switzerland a global leader in the provision of a uniquely broad spectrum of innovative medical diagnostic and healthcare infrastructure solutions.
He is said to be an adviser international governments, multi-lateral agencies, public and private institutions across the globe. He is also an expert in international environmental law, trade policy, sustainable development and infrastructure.
Owie will challenge Matthew Uroghide, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent senator, Patrick Obahiagbon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the senatorial seat.
Obahiagbon served Oshiomhole as chief of staff when he was governor.