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Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2020

YPP Moghalu denies joining APC

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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

The presidential candidate of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) in the 2019 general elections, Kingsley Moghalu, has denied reports that he had joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Moghalu, in a statement he issued yesterday, described the report as “false, mischievous, and tendentious.”
The statement said “In late 2019 I resigned my membership of the Young Progressives Party, the party platform on which I was a presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, but I did not subsequently join, and have not joined, any other political party, said Mr Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
“I am therefore not a member of any political party in Nigeria today.”
An online news medium had quoted the APC publicity secretary in Anambra State, Okefo Madukaife, as stating that Moghalu has “decamped” to the APC.
But Moghalu said “The article by Elombah News is doubly mischievous because, despite my denying this false claim when the online news outlet contacted me, Elombah News nevertheless went ahead to publish the story with this mischievous and misleading headline with no evidence to back it up, while burying my comment debunking the false claim deep inside its story. This is irresponsible journalism”.
“I ask the public to disregard this fake news report, and to be guided by this clarification.”
In his earlier response to Elombah News, Moghalu had said the APC spokesperson might be referring to another George Moghalu, who was former governorship candidate and a prominent member of the APC in Anambra State.
George Moghalu, however, has been a member of the APC since 2013 after his party, the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), merged with others to form the APC.

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