From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja
The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu, has alleged that the Federal High Court has sacked the embattled chairman of the party.
Kachikwu while speaking at a press conference in Abuja, yesterday said the decision of removing the embattled Chairman of the African Democratic Congress and his management by Justice Binta Nyako’s ruling was a Christmas gift for the entire ADC family who can now focus on rebuilding their party and taking their campaign to the Nigerian people.
Kachikwu said: “Nwosu did everything possible to destroy our party and our collective ambitions all for personal gain. He and his management encouraged down-ballot candidates to enter negotiations with other parties thus further strengthening the prevalent view that smaller parties are only in the race to negotiate payments with bigger parties.
” This will never be the story of ADC going forward. We will exterminate this anti-democratic cankerworm that almost destroyed our party and build a party that will be the pride of all Nigerians.
“Change must start from within and this change has started within the ADC. I am sending a strong warning to APC, PDP and the Labour Party; ADC will not trade or negotiate any mandate. If you paid any money to anybody go and collect your money back.”
Ralph Nwosu, reacting in a telephone interview, said nothing like that took place, describing it as cheap propaganda,” Kachikwu only succeeded in blocking ADC from contesting in the presidential election and wants to distract our candidates from concentration on the election campaign. So he is serving his paymasters’ interest.
The leadership of the party is very much intact and on ground at ADC Global Campus and Transformation Centre. We appeal to all ADC candidates to remain focused on their campaigns.ADC will never join Mr Dumebi Kachikwu in his propaganda.
“Ask Dumebi if the court has awarded the Presidential election mandate to him. If he is celebrating and sponsoring fake news at this stage, it is a clear manifestation that he didn’t come to contest for president. Rather, he has been operating as a mole agent of darkness.ADC leadership is still very much intact.