Presidential aspirant, Kingsley Moghalu has received some backlash from critics for pulling out of the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) alliance and forging ahead with his presidential ambition. The former Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) Deputy governor, made the decision to pursue his political aspiration without distraction, after the emergence of Fela Durotoye as consensus candidate on Thursday.
He stated that he “will remain focused on the objective of providing a competent leadership that will help unite our country and build a nation.”
According to him, PACT didn’t really produce a consensus candidate because four of the aspirants pulled out of the process. He said:
“The arrangement had unravelled even before the final selection of the consensus candidate. Only seven aspirants participated in the final voting out of the original 18 aspirants, mainly because many of the aspirants had withdrawn from the process.
“Four candidates, who were present in the meeting this morning withdrew from the process even while the voting process was ongoing. Therefore, PACT did not produce a truly consensus candidate.”
“Clause 13 of the PACT Memorandum of Understanding asserts the supremacy of the constitutional rights of the aspirants to pursue their political aspirations. I therefore have chosen to continue without distraction to pursue my vision in the presidential race for 2019 in the national interest and in deference to the overwhelming outpouring of support for my candidacy from all parts of Nigeria.”
Many Nigeria are unimpressed with his decision to continue because he failed to emerge as winner. They wondered why he participated in the process, knowing fully well, that he wouldn’t access the outcome. They also said the trait, is one that they criticise in the Nigerian politicians and are disappointed that a new breed of politician would do such.
See reactions below
So, Kingsley Moghalu joined a needless alliance, lost to a rhyming motivational speaker and then declared the results invalid like every two-bob politician. I thought he was a new broom intellectual.
— Aanu Adeoye (@aanuadeoye) August 31, 2018
If Kingsley Moghalu (Km) is miles better than Fela Durotoye as alleged in some quarters and both joined PACT to elect a consensus candidate and after a consensus candidate emerged then KM backtracked on the consensus…well, I'm happy to inform you that KM is not better 1/2
— Rahman A. Ibrahim (@Four4ty4our) August 31, 2018
So Kingsley Moghalu has said he’s still firmly in the race for 2019. My question is, why go through the PACT process if he knew he’d still run regardless of the results?
— Ada Campbell (@Adacampbell) August 30, 2018
Mr Kingsley Moghalu has finished unravelling without much stress. What a mess of a thread. So if he had won the votes will he come and bastardise the process to the public like this?
Dunno why you guys fall for packaging all the time. Oga issa fraud. Like almost everyone.
— Bolouere (@boluxxxx) August 31, 2018
I just read that Kingsley Moghalu will still contest in 2019 elections. This just sad.
I don't care if he is a better choice than F.D but I care about his lack of integrity. Why Join PACT, why participate in the vote if you were not going to respect the consensus?
— Peace Itimi (@peaceitimi) August 31, 2018
Disappointed in Kingsley Moghalu. If he was not going to accept a loss, why participate in something that was not compulsory in the first place? Exhibiting same traits we criticise in our politicians
— Dayo (@Oladayo01) August 30, 2018
Who came up with the whole PACT idea in the first place ? If it was Fela Durotoye then I think Kingsley Moghalu shouldn’t have even considered being a part of it in the first place. Nothing spoil sha.
— Mayowa (@Mayoveli) August 31, 2018
Like David Cameron, like Kingsley Moghalu. Over confidence bias.
Who sent you to join PACT?
— Tope O (@eclectictope) August 31, 2018
Kingsley Moghalu, Yele Sowore, Ahmed Buhari et al all agreed to form a PACT to produce a consensus candidate who turned out to be Fela Durotoye.
Less than 24 hrs later, they're all pulling out of the agreement they signed
And they want to defeat Buhari in 2019… CLOWNS!
— Moshood A. Hassan (@MAAHwrites) August 31, 2018
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