ADC expels presidential candidate Dumebi Kachikwu, 7 others
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has expelled its presidential candidate, Dumebi Kachikwu and seven other members for anti-party activities.
The party’s decision to expel the eight persons was conveyed in a Friday statement signed by the National Chairman, Ralphs Okey Nwosu.
It was learnt that Kachikwu was among those who opposed the chairman’s continued stay in office after 17 years of occupying the seat.
In the statement, Nwosu said that a seven-man Disciplinary Panel set up by the party leadership into allegations of gross misconduct, antiparty activities and gross violations of the party’s constitution amongst others leveled against Mr. Dumebi Kachikwu and others, sat on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th and 14th of September respectively.
He said the panel submitted its report formally to the leadership of the party on September 15.
“The Panel found Mr. Dumebi Kachikwu and others guilty of the allegation leveled against them, subsequently in accordance with article 15 of the party’s constitution recommended that Mr.Dumebi Kachikwu & others be expelled from the party.
“The NWC met on the 16th of September 2022 to deliberate on the report and accepted the report of the Panel with modification.
“Consequently, the following individuals are hereby expelled from the Party:
- Dumebi Kachikwu 5.Kennedy Odion.
- Kingsley Oggah 6.Musa Hassan
- Bello Isiyaka 7.Clement Ehiator
- Kabiru Hussaini 8.Alaka Godwin William
“With this development, the party has taken strategic steps to clean its stable and determined to move into reckoning across the country.
“NWC urged all the candidates and members to focus on the 2023 general election, while rededicating themselves to the ideals of the party.
“The NWC also commended the members of the Committee for the courage and commitment shown in the quality of their work and called on all its members to remain focused and continue to be good ambassadors of ADC,” the statement read in part.