By Ismail Auwal
The founder of Roots Television, Dumebi Kachikwu, has defeated Kingsley Moghalu to emerge as the presidential candidate African Democratic Congress(ADC) for 2023.
Kachikwu, the younger brother of Nigeria’s former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, was declared the winner after polling 977 votes against his closest competitor, Moghalu.
The former deputy governor of the CBN, came second with 589 votes while Mr Monye came third with 339 votes.
In his address to the delegates before the election, Kachikwu said his emergence would be the end of the political careers of the flag bearers of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election.
“I am here to offer myself to you not because I am better than anybody here, but because I care about the future of our country.
“I offer myself because God has given me the main recognition to stand side-by-side with Atiku, and Tinubu to send them into retirement,” he said at the event.
Apart from Messrs Moghalu and Monye, Mani Ibrahim, Angela Johnson, Joyce Nsaka, Chike Okogwu, Chichi Ojei, Favour Ayodele, Muhammed Lamido, Ify-George Oforkansi, and Ebiti Jegede also obtained the ADC presidential forms.