The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a seasoned scholar, Kingsley Moghalu has chosen to contest for the presidency on the platform of Young Progressive Party. He stated this at an unveiling event held at the Ekiti Hall of the NICON luxury hotel in Abuja.
Prof Moghalu who expressed optimism about his chances of winning noted that he made the decision after considering the party’s ideology and the structure it has across the country. He stated that his choice of the Young Progressive party YPP was borne out of thorough assessment as he did not want a party with money bags recycled politicians.
According to him, “Many people have been wondering which political party I will be joining. At First, I did not announce my political party, it was deliberate, and 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 because there were so many parties approaching me so why rush into choosing a party. 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 political platform.”
Furthermore, I considered what I am bringing, the passion for Nigeria, love for our country, I considered my experience, 17 years in the United States. I considered my experience as a 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.”
The 55 years old Kingsley Moghalu is a Political Economist, a Professor of practice in International Business and Policy and was the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria between 2009 and 2014. Before being the Deputy Governor of Central Bank, he has served at the United Nations for about 17 years at different capacity.
By Victor Alagogooko for IbadanCity Announcer