ADC Expell Dumebi Kachikwu
The expulsion came exactly two weeks after a faction loyal to the ADC long serving national chairman, Ralph Nwosu, suspdended Kachikwu for making a false, misguided and defamatory video, among other infractions.
Kachikwu and at least 27 state chairmen had earlier called for the resignation of Nwosu, given his ‘overstay’ in the top office.
The chairman has spent 17 years on the seat even though the party’s constitution only allows anyone to lead the party for a maximum of eight years.
In the statement on Saturday, September 17, the chairman said a seven-member disciplinary panel found Kachikwu guilty of all the allegations levelled against him.
Kachikwu was expelled along with seven others, namely the Kogi State Chairman of the party, Kingsley Oggah; its state chairman for Edo, Kennedy Odion, Kabiru Hussaini, Alaka William, Bello Isiyaka, Musa Hassan and Clement Ehiator.
The party leadership described the expulsion of the eight persons as a “strategic step to clean its stable and determined to move into reckoning across the country” and urged other members to remain ‘focused’.
The statement reads, “The seven-man Disciplinary Panel set up by the African Democratic Congress, ADC to look into the allegations of gross misconduct, anti party 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 and submitted its report formally to the leadership of the party on the 15th of September 2022.
“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 and 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, Kingsley Oggah, Bello Isiyaka, Kabiru Hussain, Kennedy Odion, Musa Hassan, Clement Ehiator and 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.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Dumebi Kachikwu defeated the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, to emerge as the ADC presidential candidate.