2023 poll: ADC chief Nwosu worry over absence of Kachikwu’s campaign council, manifesto
The national chairman of the opposition African Democratic Congress (ADC), Chief Ralph Nwosu has expressed concern over the absence of a presidential campaign council to canvass votes for the presidential candidate of the party Mr Dumebi Kachikwu.
Speaking while presenting a certificate of returns to ADC’s national assembly candidates at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, he claimed that the situation was further compounded by the non-existence of a manifesto, campaign posters, billboards and campaign vehicles to project Kachikwu as the presidential candidate of the party.
Nwosu wondered why Kachikwu who emerged as the presidential candidate of the party on June 8 this year has chosen to embark on an alleged mission to destroy the party rather than concentrate on pursuing his presidential ambition in the 2023 poll.
The ADC chief who expressed disappointment over the situation maintained that the party remains a great brand that cannot be undermined by anybody in the country.
He added: “This party remains one of the best political parties in the country. We had one of the best national Conventions in the country. The ADC brand was everywhere. We elected somebody who campaigned to be our presidential candidate.
“We needed somebody with capacity that can bring the results we wanted. The Presidential primary is now three months ago. From June 8 to date we haven’t seen the capacity yet.
“The Presidential candidate doesn’t have a campaign office, no vehicle for his presidential, campaign, no posters too. We know that it is easy to destroy but nobody can destroy what God has made.”
The Anambra-born politician who challenged the candidates to specify if he had ever demanded any form of gratification from them threatened to drag Kachikwu to court to clear his name for dragging his name in the mud over the issue.
He expressed satisfaction with the enthusiasm and sense of commitment so far displayed by the candidates adding it behoves them to embark on a rigorous campaign to actualise their ambitions at the 2023 poll.
ADC chairman board of trustees (BOT), Dr Mani Ahmed who presented the certificates to the candidates assured them of the party’s support in ensuring a level playing field during the electioneering period.
He charged the youthful candidates among them not to rest on their oars in wrestling power from the older generation of leaders at all strata of governance of the country.