Moghalu dumps ADC days after losing presidential primary
Presidential aspirant of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Kingsley Moghalu, has resigned membership of the party.
In a letter addressed to the party chairman, Okey Nwosu, Moghalu stated infractions from the primary reason for leaving.
Moghalu, who was the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections, could only poll 589 votes to come a distant second to the winner and founder of Roots Television Nigeria, Dumebi Kachikwu, who scored 977 at the just concluded primary in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
In the letter, 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 was with immediate effect, noting that his sacrifices for the party were jettisoned for an immediate gain during the primary.
He also accused Nwosu of not providing a level playing field, contrary to his memo to aspirants before the contest.
Moghalu’s letter partly reads: “I am writing to hand in the resignation of my membership of the African Democratic Congress, effective immediately.
“I have resigned because the process and conduct of the party’s presidential primary on June 8, 2022, in Abeokuta revealed a fundamental clash of values between me and your leadership of the party.
“Despite the circular you issued a few days prior to the primary, committing to providing transportation and accommodation for delegates to and in Abeokuta, and which, as we agreed, would provide a level playing field for all the presidential aspirants, the party, under your leadership, failed to do so.
“Some aspirants, including myself, made donations to the ADC 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.”
Moghalu, who didn’t disclose his next political move, blamed his loss to “cash-and-carry politics”, revealing that his former party, which he joined in 2021, is not a credible alternative.
He said: “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 pressures to join the APC or the PDP, precisely, to avoid ‘cash-and-carry’ politics.
“For me to remain a member of the ADC, therefore, after what thousands of party members participated in, in Abeokuta, would be to endorse political corruption of a most obscene order.”