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ADC withdraws from Ekiti governorship race


ADC National chairman, Ralph Nwosu

Ahead of the Ekiti State governorship election scheduled to hold on July 14 2018, the African Democratic Congress (ADC), which was to contest in the exercise, has announced its withdrawal from the race.

In a statement yesterday, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Anayo Arinze said the party resolved to withdraw from participating in the contest to allow itself time for refinement and proper introduction to the Nigerian people.

The party’s decision to step aside from the race was hinged of the fusion of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) and 23 strategic coalition partners led by erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo into it last week.


The coalition resolved to use the ADC platform to contest in the 2019 presidential election.

According to Arinze, “While we will definitely ensure that good governance takes hold in Ekiti state, we wish to concentrate on aligning the structures, systems, strategies, style and shared values to the great Nigeria project as envisioned by all our stakeholders. We recognize the urgency of the moment and are committed to keeping our new cruiser jet ADC on course. Creating a new quality of leaders, and making a transformational continental model of Nigeria remain critical to our vision.”

Arinze said the party’s arrived at the decision after its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting that was held in Abuja on Saturday, saying, “We took far-reaching decisions that will leverage the fusion, our democracy, and nation moving forward. ’’

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