A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Prof Kingsley Moghalu has failed to clinch the African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential ticket as he lost to Dumebi Kachikwu who was declared winner of the presidential primary held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Wednesday.
The Chairman of the Electoral Committee General Ekundayo Opaleye announced the result, noting that Dumebi polled 978 votes to emerge victorious over a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Prof Kingsley Moghalu who polled 589 votes, and other six aspirants.
While giving his acceptance speech, the presidential candidate promised purposeful leadership to rescue the country from the current challenges facing it, just as he extended the hand of fellowship to other contestants.
Prior to the exercise, the former CBN deputy governor had vowed to defeat the presidential candidates of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar respectively in the 2023 elections.
Two thousand one hundred persons were picked as delegates from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Twelve aspirants, comprising five women, and seven men, contested for the exalted position. Two of them were absent from the exercise, while an aspirant Mani Ibrahim withdrew from the race