African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate Dumebi Kachikwu claims he is compelled to embrace the depressing truth that he will not succeed.
The nationwide presidential election is scheduled for Saturday, February 25.
On February 20, TheCable stated that the ADC's interim leadership held the recently ousted national chair Ralph Nwosu accountable for the acts of resentful groups that caused the party to become unstable.
Before this, certain party chieftains under the leadership of Nwosu favored Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the People's Democratic Party, over Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) (PDP).
Similar to Biyi Otegbeye, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was endorsed by the ADC governorship candidate in Ogun state, Biyi Otegbeye.
While there is little chance of his winning the presidency, Kachikwu declared at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja that he will not withdraw from the race.
He was cited by NAN as adding, "I am obliged to accept the tragic fact that there is no avenue towards triumph for Ahmed and myself."
I'll thus provide a different instance today: that of a Nigeria that benefits everyone.
Kachikwu, however, praised the youngsters' embrace of Obi and added that the LP and the PDP needed to work together effectively if they were to beat the governing party at the polls.
The leadership of the PDP and Labour Party, he added, "must find a way to collaborate with the other minor parties toward establishing a powerful alliance that guarantees the competition is equal.
"Any attempt to handle this alone ensures the APC will serve another four years. Beyond this, we must face the fact that the APC candidate is likely to win the election unless Northern Nigeria suddenly unites in the next 24 hours to support the PDP candidate.
"I agree with the claim that the Igbo have not contributed fairly to the development of Nigerian society. Our leaders are mostly responsible for this because they prioritize constructing their selves and families above developing their states or regions."
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