Friday, 31 August 2018

2019:Kingsley Moghalu Pulls Out Of Pact With Other Young Presidential Aspirants

A Presidential aspirants under Young Progressive Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu,  has made a U-turn and pulled out of the concensus candidate arrangement, saying  that he is still in the race.

He made this known on his Facebook page Thursday night while calling on his supporters nationwide that he is pressing ahead with his plan to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Moghalu was among 11 presidential aspirants who agreed to elect a concensus candidate under a coalition of Presidential Aspirants Coming Together  ( PACT ).

He also participated in the election  and was among of the top three aspirants who tied with 2 votes each before the final round of the election which produced Fela Durotoye as the winner.

The election which was monitored and observed by the former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwezili, was conducted under the closed-door at the Chelsea Hotel Abuja on Thursday.

Though the Presidential hopeful left the venue of the event when Mrs. Oby Ezekwezili was about to announce the results of the election to the anxious members of the civil society and press who were invited to witness the event.

Earlier before the election all aspirants including Moghalu while making their remarks promised to support and work with whoever that will emerge as concensus candidate of the coalition.

Full Text of His Statement:


I wish to inform members of my “To Build A Nation” (TBAN) movement, the Kingsley Moghalu Support Organisation (KIMSO) nationwide, the Kingsley Moghalu Volunteer Force, Youth for Kingsley (Y4K), Women for Kingsley (W4K), Kingsley Moghalu Disciples, the Young Progressive Party (YPP) and my other supporters nationwide and in the diaspora that I am pressing ahead with my plan to contest the 2019 presidential election.

This is despite the arrangement for a consensus candidate among the young presidential aspirants under the aegis of Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT), which today produced an outcome that has left many Nigerians expressing surprise and disappointment.
The reasons I have pulled out of the PACT arrangement are as follows:

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aspirants participated in the final voting out of the original 18 aspirants, mainly because many of the aspirants had withdrawn from the process.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

2. 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.
I will remain focused on the objective of providing a competent leadership that will help unite our country and build a nation, wage a decisive war against poverty and unemployment, and restore respect for Nigeria in the society of nations. It is my humble and well-considered view that the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria requires competence and experience in these three vital areas.

Thank you.

Kingsley Moghalu
Presidential Aspirant, Young Progressive Party (YPP)

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