Kingsley Moghalu picks party for 2019 presidential election

Kingsley Moghalu picks party for 2019 presidential election
Kingsley Moghalu picks party for 2019 presidential election

Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, has chosen to run for president next year on the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP).

He made this known on Thursday at Ekiti Hall of NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja.

The 55-year-old Anambra-born declared on February 28 to run for president without disclosing which of the 68 registered political parties he would be running on.

Mr Moghalu said his choice of YPP was borne out of thorough assessment as he did not want a party with moneybags and recycled politicians.

He said he needed a party with an ideology that matches his and a structure across the country that when developed will be a good platform to win as he is in the race to win.

Explaining why he did not reveal the platform on which he would be running then, he said there were many parties reaching out to him and he needed to build his identity outside a platform before choosing a platform so he would not be judged by the platform.

“Many people have been wondering which political party I will be joining. At first I did not announce my political party, it was deliberate, it was part of our strategy.

“I joined them (YPP) with a view to becoming their candidate and a flag bearer of the party. I wanted to be a part of a democratic movement not a polity of greed and settlement.

“The reason I didn’t announce my political party in the first place was one because there were so many parties were approaching me so why rush into choosing a party. Why not evaluate.

“Because I had not been a politician before, I needed Nigerians to know me better and know what I stand for much more clearly before I announce the pokitcal platform.”

He said he avoided the ruling All Progressives congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he saw them as parties filled with recycled leaders.

Speaking on why he felt he could make a difference, he said “I considered what I am bringing, the passion for Nigeria, love for our country, I considered my experience 17 years in the united nations, I considered my experience as deputy governor of CBN, I considered my experience as as professor of practice in international business and policy, i considered all my global connections which is necessary to restore Nigeria’s standing in the world.

Describing Nigeria as a country suffering from diabetes, he said APC was Coke and PDP Fanta but he would be offering Nigeria water.

He therefore called on every Nigerian seeking to run for public offices to come on board and join hands with the party.

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Lois Ugbede is a junior politics reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. She currently covers some of the nation’s big political parties and the Independent National Electoral Commission. Twitter: @ugbedelois


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