Nigerians Blast Kingsley Moghalu for ‘behaving’ like old politicians

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aspirants participated in the final voting out of the original 18 aspirants, mainly because many of the aspirants had withdrawn from the process.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.

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