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I haven’t left APC for Labour Party, ex-NIWA boss Moghalu denies rumours 

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate-past Managing Director of Nigeria Inland waterways authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, has denied speculations in the social media that he has left the ruling party for Labour Party (LP).

Dr. Moghalu, was the pioneer National Auditor of the APC, said at his level he cannot join any other political party through backdoor without official statement either from him or his media office.

There were insinuation on social media last week that the former NIWA managing director had left APC to Labour Party to actualize his dream of becoming governor of Anambra State.

But reacting to the development during an interview with newsmen in Abuja, Sunday, Chief Moghalu said he can not leave APC or join another party by proxy.

When asked to clear the air on the rumour, he said: “You must understand that at my level in politics in this country, I have never jumped from one party to the other. However, if I must leave the APC for LP, it has to be consequent upon my signing a statement and reported by a recognised representative or my media office. And not until that happens, I will say that I am still with the APC.

“The social media report on my joining LP actually generated so much concern that people across the globe called to confirm the authenticity of that report. My answer has been that as of today, I have not left the APC. If I am going to leave the APC, there is a process, especially for somebody at my level.

“The process has to do with resigning membership of where I am now, not by proxy; but by formally writing to notify my ward about my intention to leave the party and I will make the resignation public. I may not give any reason because I am at liberty as my fundamental right.

“If I decide to continue with politics or join another political party after due consultations, I will announce where I am going. I may even decide to play politics without joining any political party. I can be an independent player, and even though there is no independent candidacy; I can be an independent influencer or driver of the process. That does not make me a non-political actor. It is not only until you belong to a political party that you are a politician. And let me repeat, if I decide to leave the APC I will announce it publicly.”

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