Dumebi Kachikwu has been declared the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) following the presidential primary held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
General Ekundayo Opaleye, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, announced the results, noting that Dumebi received 978 votes to defeat Prof Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who received 589 votes.
Princess Chichi Ojei received 72 votes, while Chukwuka Monye received 339 votes. A more detailed breakdown revealed that Evang. Ebiti Ndok Jegede received five votes and Lady Angela Johnson received one.
In his acceptance speech, the presidential candidate promised purposeful leadership to help the country overcome its current challenges, as well as extending a hand of friendship to the other candidates.
Delegates were chosen from the 36 states of the union as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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Twelve candidates competed for the coveted position, five of whom were women and seven of whom were men. Two of them did not participate in the exercise, and one of them, Mani Ibrahim, withdrew from the race.
Prior to the exercise, the former CBN deputy governor promised to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidates Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 elections.
In October 2021, Moghalu joined the ADC, and in the 2019 elections, he was the YPP’s presidential candidate.
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