Tinubu, Atiku To Face Powerful Opponent As ADC Elects Presidential Candidate
- The African Democratic Congress (ADC) on Wednesday, June 8, elected Dumebi Kachikwu as its presidential candidate
- Kachikwu floored Kingsley Moghalu at the primary election conducted in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital
- Kachikwu happens to be the younger brother of a former minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu
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Abeokuta, Ogun - The ambition of Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has ended following the victory of Dumebi Kachikwu at the primary of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
At the end of the presidential primary of the APC conducted in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Wednesday, June 8, Kachikwu, the younger brother of Ibe Kachikwu, the former minister of state for petroleum resources, floored Moghalu and eight other aspirants, Premium Times reports.
The ADC candidate polled polling 977 votes, while Moghalu claimed 589 votes as announced by organisers of the primary, Channels TV added.
Before his emergence, Kachikwu had told delegates:
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“I am here to offer myself to you not because I am better than anybody here, but because I care about the future of our country.
“I offer myself because God has given me the main recognition to stand side-by-side with Atiku, Tinubu and to send them into retirement."
With the status of Kachikwu, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar may find things really tough during the coming presidential election.
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The ADC said it had given 35% allocation to youths, women and persons with disabilities for the party's elective and appointive positions ahead of the 2023 general election.
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Legit.ng reported that this was disclosed on Wednesday, April 6, by the party's national director of communications and programmes, Barr. Ifenla Oligbinde.
She said that the ADCNEWTRYBE, one of the learning platforms of the party launched #300Spartans which is aimed at shortlisting, screening, selecting and sponsoring 300 Nigerian youths who have the capacity, credibility and character to be responsible leaders in society.
"Nigerian youths can now enjoy double benefit through the African Democratic Congress. Not only do youths, women and Persons With Disabilities (PWD) have free forms in line with the party's mainstreaming policies, the #300Spartans project will also create an avenue where a uniform number of credible and capable youths with enough grassroots experience can win seats at the House of Representatives..."