The African Democratic Congress has expelled its presidential candidate Dumebi Kachikwu and seven other chieftains over alleged anti-party activities barely 12 days to kick off of campaigns for the 2023 general elections.
The presidential candidate, who has been on suspension since September 3, was finally expelled with seven others by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) after review of the report of a seven-man disciplinary panel set up to look into the allegations of gross misconduct, anti-party activities and gross violations of the Constitution amongst others leveled against him and others.
The decision of the party’s NWC was contained in a statement by the National Chairman of the party, Mr. Ralphs Okey Nwosu in Abuja on Saturday.
The statement reads: “The seven-man Disciplinary Panel set up by the African Democratic Congress, ADC to look into the allegations of gross misconduct, antiparty 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.