On Thursday, July 30, 2022, in Sokoto State, it was purportedly announced that more than 100 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
At yesterday’s cordial welcome for ADC presidential candidate Dumebi Kachikwu, thousands of party supporters welcomed the defectors back into the party.
Recall that media entrepreneur Kachikwu won the party’s nomination for president in the 2023 elections by defeating Kingsley Moghlau, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
In the presidential primaries of the ADC held in early June 2022, Kachikwu bested Moghalu, who had vowed to replace Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar.
In contrast to Moghalu’s 589 votes, Kachikwu received 977 votes. With 339 votes, Chukwuka Monye finished third in the primary election in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Kachikwu and top ADC officials were in Sokoto on Thursday to inaugurate the party’s new state secretariat and welcome hundreds of APC defectors to the ADC.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the national leadership of the APC welcomed 120 new members into the ADC yesterday.
In his brief remarks, Kachikwu praised the party, telling the new decampees that they had just joined a group that supported the idea of a single, undivided Nigeria.
He claims that ADC advocates for the rule of law and shared prosperity for all Nigerians. The candidate for president also mentioned that the party professes love as the bond that unites all Nigerians.
The newly appointed secretariat, according to Kachikwu, would serve as a ray of hope for the people of Sokoto, and he pledged that ADC won’t let them down.
“This is your party and our party, embrace it. This is the party for the new Nigeria we all desire.
“ADC is out to provide better and visionary leadership that would lead to shared prosperity for all Nigerians”, The Guardian quoted Kachikwu as saying.
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