ADC Suspends Its Presidential Candidate

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has Put its presidential candidate, Dumebi Kachikwu on suspension from the party.

In a statement released Saturday and signed by the party’s Deputy National Chairman (Politics) Dr. Bamidele Ajadi, the party accused Kachikwu of false, misguided and defamatory video he made and circulated, among other infractions.

Ajadi revealed that the decision was taken after an emergency National Working Committee (NWC) meeting took place on Friday, 2nd September 2022.

The party stated categorically that it considered Kachikwu’s action as, “smacking of crass irresponsibility, gross indiscipline, disingenuous scandalization and blackmail and completely unfit of someone who wants to be President of Nigeria.”

“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.”

The party pointed out that Kachikwu’s remarks in the aforementioned video went against both the particular clause of Article 16 of the ADC Constitution and the principles and ideals upon which ADC was based. Ajadi cited the party’s charter, saying: “Act(s) conduct or utterances likely to incite hatred, contempt, or ridicule toward the party; engaging in dishonest practices, defrauding the party, its members, or officials; engaging in anti-party activities; unauthorized publicity of Party dispute or fractionalization; creating parallel Party organ(s) at any level; engaging in any other activities likely to cause discontent among Party members or likely to disrupt the peace.”