2023 Elections: Zamfara House of Assembly Candidate Missing as Family Gets Shattering Call
- Gunmen have kidnapped the Zamfara ADC's candidate for State House of Assembly, Shinkafi Constituency, Suleiman Abdulrahaman
- Abdulrahaman, according to a reliable source, was kidnapped on Monday, October 1, along Shinkafi- Sokoto road
- The ADC candidate was said to be on his way to get some of his credentials from the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto
Sokoto - Suleiman Abdulrahaman, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Shinkafi Constituency in the 2023 general elections is nowhere to be found.
TVC News reported that Abdulrahaman was abducted along Shinkafi- Sokoto road on Monday, October 31, on his way to get his credentials at the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto.
It was gathered that the kidnappers called the candidate's family on the morning of Tuesday, November 1, and inform them of the development
However, the abductors are yet to demand ransom for Abdulrahaman's release.
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2023: Tension as ADC expels presidential candidate, seven others
Less than five months to the conduct of the 2023 general election, the leadership of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) expelled its presidential candidate, Dumebi Kachikwu, over alleged anti-party activities.
Legit.ng gathered that his expulsion came exactly two weeks after a faction loyal to the ADC long-serving national chairman, Ralph Nwosu, announced his suspension.
No fewer than 27 state chairmen and Kachikwu had earlier called for the resignation of Nwosu, given his ‘overstay’ in the top office.
ADC chairman overstaying in office
The chairman had spent 17 years on the seat even though the party’s constitution only allows anyone to lead the party for a maximum of eight years.
The party, however, said Kachikwu’s attitude is improper for someone who wants to be the president of Nigeria, having attacked the Nwosu-led National Working Committee (NWC).
The party through its deputy chairman (politics), Bamidele Ajadi, said recently:
“The NWC viewed with great concern the baseless and defamatory video made, published and circulated by Mr Dumebi Kachikwu, which was intended to disparage and impugn the integrity and image of a peaceful and transformation-oriented African Democratic Congress and its national officers."