- Chief Ray Morphy has dumped APC saying the country deserves more than the comedy of gaffes APC is trying to sell to Nigerians
- According to him, he is leaving the ruling party where he had made intellectual, material and financial contributions
- Morphy was a leader of APC and member of the APC Presidential Council in 2019 and also a member of APC National Campaign Councils to many states
A renown politician, Ray Morphy has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general election.
Morphy, a former special adviser to one-time national chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, said he was leaving the ruling party to avoid defending what he knew to be a lie, Punch Newspaper reports.
According to him, he cannot afford to continue with the “comedy of gaffes the APC is trying to sell to Nigerians.”
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“I am not sorry (for leaving). I have lost many friends because they expected me to live a lie. They expected that I would condemn the APC misrule in private and hail the party in public. I do not know how to speak with a forked tongue.
“I am not sorry that I left the APC where I had made intellectual, material and financial contributions, all in a bid to help secure better governance. I realised after much effort that public good is the last thing on the mind of the leadership of the APC whether in government or out of it. Talking about public good to the APC is like talking to a stone. So I took a walk.
“I am not sorry that I did what my conscience bids me to do. I cannot support a ticket that does not take into cognisance the diversity of our country.
“I am not sorry that I happen to believe that this country needs better, indeed deserves better than the comedy of gaffes that the APC is trying to sell to Nigerians in order to further impoverish and already traumatised and despondent citizenry.
“I am not sorry because I am a seeker of what is right and true. This is what we do. We stand with the truth and part ways with those who prefer lies. We stand with the public and part ways with those who see nothing wrong with the mass sufferings of the citizenry.
“I am not sorry that I stand for what is good for our nation.”
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