By Prince Isaac, Port Harcourt
Chief Dumebi Kachikwu has been declared the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, following the party’s presidential primary election held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Wednesday.
The Chairman of the Electoral Committee General Ekundayo Opaleye, Rtd, announced the results, noting that Dumebi polled 978 votes to emerged winner over a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Prof Kingsley Moghalu who scored 589 votes in an election contested among other six aspirants.
Addressing supporters and newsmen, Dumebi promised purposeful leadership to rescue the country from the current challenges facing it, just as he extended the hand of fellowship to other contestants.
It was gathered Two Thousand One Hundred persons were picked as delegates from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
However, Twelve aspirants, comprising five women, and seven men, contested for the party’s presidential ticket. Two of them were absent from the exercise, while an aspirant Mani Ibrahim withdrew from the race.