A presidential aspirant of the African Democratic Party, Kingsley Moghalu, has dumped the party claiming that the leadership is not in support of his aspiration.
This follows Moghalu’s failure to clinch the party’s June 8 presidential ticket which he lost to Roots Television Nigeria CEO, Dumebi Kachikwu.
Kachikwu got 977 votes while Moghalu, who was the presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party in the 2019 elections, garnered 589 votes.
In a letter written to the National Chairman of ADC, Chief Okey Nwosu, Moghalu claimed the conduct of the election “revealed a fundamental clash of values between me and your leadership of the party.”
He said his resignation is with immediate effect while noting that his sacrifices for the party was jettisoned for an immediate gain during the primary election and accused Nwosu of not providing a level playing field contrary to his memo to the aspirants before the contest.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, urged Moghalu to join the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Keyamo, while reacting to the development on Twitter said, ”My own dear brother, @MoghaluKingsley, you’ve just seen that the so-called Third Force are just some untested Nigerians who may just be worse off.
”They’re not from the moon; they’re NIGERIANS. It’s all sound & fury & nothing more. Welcome to the REAL WORLD. Please, join us in APC.”