Former lawmaker Seong-tae Kim resigned from the position of head of the People's Power Election Countermeasures Committee.
It is interpreted that he made such a decision when criticism from the opposition as well as the passport came out regarding the current trial for his daughter KT's hiring solicitation issue.
Former Rep. Kim said on his Facebook account today (27th), "I resigned from the position of the head of the general function division after deep consideration over whether my personal problems would unintentionally put pressure on the party and candidates. I would like to inform you that we have decided to join the White Army for the victory of the Uri Party.”
Kim said, "The court has not yet reached a final verdict, but the people are still concerned about what happened due to my immorality and negligence. I couldn't hold back any longer," he explained, explaining the reason for his resignation.
"I'm stepping down now, but I'm happy that if my party can take one step closer to victory because of that," he said.
Previously, Yun Seok-yeol, the presidential candidate for the People's Strength, appointed former lawmaker Kim Seong-tae, who serves as the chairman of the Party Central Committee, as the head of the general functions of the predecessor committee.
In response, the Democratic Party criticized former lawmaker Kim's trial for her daughter's preferential hiring of KT, saying, "Are you ignorant or mocking a young man?"
Former lawmaker Kim, who served as the floor leader of the Liberty Korea Party, the predecessor of the People's Power, was indicted at a state audit in October 2012 on charges of having his daughter hired as a full-time employee of the KT group in exchange for refusing to accept the witness of then KT Chairman Lee Seok-chae.
He was acquitted in the first trial, but was sentenced to probation in the second trial and is currently awaiting a Supreme Court decision.
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