A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu has declared his intention to run for president of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.
Mr Moghalu made the declaration on his Facebook page on Tuesday noting that the country needs a truly committed leader that has the capacity to initiate the constitutional restructuring of Nigeria.
He was a former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 general elections and hinged his decision on the growing insecurity and appalling socio-economic situation of Nigeria.
Mr Moghalu resigned from YPP in October 2019 but did not disclose the party whose ticket he would be flying in the 2023 elections.
“It is now more than ever necessary that we elect in 2023 a leader who is TRULY committed and has the capacity to initiate the constitutional restructuring of Nigeria. A leader who is competent to secure our lives and property, successfully manage our diversity, save our economy, and restore our international respect,” he said in the Facebook post.
“Only the emergence of visionary, competent and inclusive national leadership, on the one hand, and a fundamental restructuring of Nigeria based on a new people’s constitution, on the other, can arrest Nigeria’s ongoing disorderly and violent degeneration into a completely failed state. We were not born to be miserable and to die miserable. Enough is Enough!.”
“For the sake of the youth of our country — including my four children — whose future is being drowned in reckless foreign borrowing, and for the sake of all Nigerians suffering and seeking a clear alternative to the status quo, I intend, with all humility, to present myself — again — as a candidate for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.
“If elected, I will run a government with a dream team of highly competent Nigerians from all parts of our country. Along with strengthened, independent institutions, we will deliver results on a 4-point agenda in four years.”
By Abel Ejikeme