By Patrick Ochei
There is palpable joy across Anioma Nation as a result of the emergence of one of her illustrious sons and business mogul, Mr. Dumebi Kachikwu who is the Presidential flagbearer for African Democratic Congress, ADC.
Mr. Dumebi, the son of Late Justice Kachikwu from Onicha-Ugbo Town in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State, a business mogul and CEO of Roots TV, a social activist and politician of note, defeated the likes of the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu and a corporate czar, Mr. Chuka Monye with wide margin to emerge the candidate.
Right from Abeokuta where the primary was held to Abuja and Delta, it has been huge jubilations and celebrations as political analysts believed that the young intelligentsia has all it takes to govern Nigeria if given the opportunity.
Mr. Kachikwu had been in the forefront of crusades to end insecurity in Nigeria, revitalise the nation’s economy and develop infrastructures that can stand the test of time.
As a social crusader, he started the Roots TV and Roots Newspapers to educate and enlighten the mass of Nigerian youths to get productively engaged in ventures that drive advancement like ICT and Agriculture.
As a test case himself, he is a big time farmer in the North where he is engaging majority of youths on the need to stay in Agriculture and become who they want to be in life.
Based on this belief that the future of Nigeria lies with the youths to engage their spirit, energy and intellect, Kachikwu years back started an annual empowerment of youths who want to venture into Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Agriculture and others.
To have garnered the popularity to defeat the likes of Kingsley Moghalu and Chuka Monye in a Presidential primary contest speaks volume of his political pedigree and credentials which had spanned years even though behind the scene.
This immense political achievement greatly excites the people of Delta North Senatorial District (Anioma) where Dumebi Kachikwu hails from, as there has been jubilations and celebrations at various quarters of Anioma, Delta, Nigeria and even beyond.
In a telephone interview with the Traditional Ruler of Onicha-Ugbo Kingdom, HRM Obi Victor Chukwumalieze, he was full of joy to hear the good news, saying he initially thought it was a rumour.
He congratulated Dumebi, an illustrious subject, wishing him God’s abundant blessings and protection ahead of the general elections.
He called on Nigerians, especially the youths to support him in order for the nation to tap from his wealth of knowledge.
Obi Chukwumalieze affirmed that he would intimate the General Assembly (Izuani) of Onicha-Ugbo to back him up with prayers, adding that he has made the community proud and can never be left alone.
The ADC Delta North Chairman, Comrade Uche Okonji was also enthusiastic about the victory of Dumebi Kachikwu, and he maintained that the Senatorial District under him had duly congratulated the new ADC Presidential candidate.
He said the 2023 general election is all about the youths and the future of Nigeria, insisting that Dumebi Kachikwu possesses the best credentials to satisfy the yearnings of the youths and at the same time meet the obligation of redirecting the leadership focus of the country, which the current old regime could not achieve.
He affirmed that ADC as a party in Delta State is united and would work in synergy with others across the federation to deliver the young, vibrant, dynamic, cerebral and highly achieved Dumebi Kachikwu as President to change the narratives of Nigeria.