Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has denied a report that he has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement published on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Moghalu, a presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, described the report by an online news medium as false and misleading.
He explained that he had not joined any political party since he resigned his membership of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).
The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to a news story published by Elombah News, an online medium, with the false and misleading headline “Kingsley Moghalu has Joined APC – Anambra Spokesman”. This headline, and the claim on which the report is based, is false, mischievous, & tendentious.
“In late 2019 I resigned my membership of the Young Progressives Party, the party platform on which I was a presidential candidate in 2019, but I did not subsequently join, and have not joined, any other political party.
“I am therefore NOT a member of ANY political party in Nigeria today.”
Moghalu lamented that the online news website went ahead to publish the story despite him personally debunking the story when the medium made its enquiry.
“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,” the statement read.
The former presidential candidate asked the public to disregard the report.