The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has suspended its presidential candidate Dumebi Kachikwu, from the party, accusing him of false, misguided and defamatory video he made and circulated, among other infractions.
This was revealed in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, September 3 and signed by the party’s deputy national chairman (politics), Dr. Bamidele Ajadi. The party said the decision was taken after an emergency National Working Committee (NWC) meeting held on Friday, September 2.
According to Ajadi, Kachikwu’s speech in the said video contravened the principles and values upon which ADC is founded and the specific provision of Article 16 of the ADC Constitution.
“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.”
He also noted that there have been several actions, publications and utterances in the past aimed at maligning the ADC national officers, which the NWC chose to ignore, for peace to reign.
This resolution would be forwarded to the National Executive Council for further actions
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