Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Peoples Party in the 2019 general elections, has denied reports alleging that he had joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) made this denial in a statement issued on Wednesday.
He said: “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.
“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 added that “Despite my denying this false claim when the online news outlet contacted me, Elombah News nevertheless went ahead to publish the story with this misleading and mischievous 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 be guided by this clarification.”