Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has accused The presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP), in the 2019 Presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, of dumping his party to take up an appointment from Buhari’s led administration.
The human rights activist made the accusation at 2019 Felabration; a segment of the annual festival in honour of the iconic Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, held at the NECA HOUSE, Lagos.
Leakers.ng earlier reported that Moghalu announced his departure from the party (YPP) on Monday, October 14th, via his official account on popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter.
Moghalu, also called for reform of the country’s electoral system ahead of the 2023 general elections.
However, Falana, in his reaction to the development said; “I think it is unfair to single out Dr. Moghalu for recognition, we should not celebrate opportunism” he said.
Adding that; “Here is a politician who contested under a platform of a political party who has now moved conveniently to the APC, they have just given him an appointment and he has now discarded his own political party, I don’t think that is fair for us.”
It was gathered that Moghalu, a former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who was at the event left before Falana had a chance to speak.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier approved the appointment of George Moghalu, the National Auditor of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as the new Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
Reacting to the accusation, Moghalu, took to his official Twitter account to deny the claims, saying it was not fair to be crucified on the basis of mistaken identity or coincidence of names.
“I did not receive any appointment from the APC administration! Chief George Moghalu (no relation), an APC stalwart, did! Not fair to be crucified on the basis of mistaken identity or coincidence of names.!”