Moghalu Resigns From ADC After Losing Presidential Primary

Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has resigned from the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

Moghalu Resigns From ADC After Losing Presidential Primary
Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria

 

He quit the party, which he joined last October, after losing the presidential ticket to the founder of Roots Television, Mr. Dumebi Kachikwu.

In a letter to ’s Chairman, Chief Okey Ralphs Nwosu, Moghalu said the presidential primary was fraught with inconsistencies.

“I am writing to hand in my resignation from my membership of the African Democratic Congress, effective immediately,” Moghalu’s said in his letter.

“I have resigned because the process and conduct of the party’s presidential primary on June 8, 2022, at Abeokuta revealed a fundamental clash of values between me and your leadership of the party.

“Despite the circular, you issued a few days to the primary committing the party to provide transportation and accommodation for delegates to and in Abeokuta, which as we agreed would provide a level playing for all the presidential aspirants, the party under your leadership failed to do so.

“Some aspirants, including myself, made donations to the party account as requested by the party for this purpose. This failure, which appeared intentional, created room for massive abuses of the electoral process including delegate capture and financial inducement of delegates.

“This is only one of the numerous inconsistencies and the absence of transparency and predictability in the management of the party that I had progressively complained about.

“As you are well aware, I have consistently resisted pressure to join the APC or the PDP precisely to avoid “cash-and-carry” politics. For me to remain a member of the therefore, after what thousands of party members participated in at Abeokuta, would be to endorse political corruption of a most obscene order.

“I joined the in October 2021 with the best of intentions.

“Since then, I have put my entire team to work on growing and improving the party, including raising the party’s visibility on all media platforms, recruiting more than 10,000 new members to the party, and providing new offices for various state chapters of the party at my expense.

“It is deeply regrettable that other inducements appear to have played more important roles in determining the outcome of the primary than loyalty to the party.”

Moghalu was the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party(YPP) in the 2019 elections.

He won 21, 886 votes, far behind the frontrunners, President Muhammdu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who polled 15,191,847 votes, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party who got 11,264,977 votes. Omoyele Sowore polled 33,953 votes while Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, got polled 16,779 votes.

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