Former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu has once again expressed his ambition to run for the presidential elections in 2023.
Moghalu had run during the 2019 presidential elections under the Young Progressive Party where he secured 21,886 votes in an election that was won by President Muhammadu Buhari who scored 15,191,847 votes.
Despite his loss in the last election, Moghalu appears to remain optimistic about his chances following a renewed desire to contest in 2023 once more. He expressed disappointment and blamed his loss on the low turnout of Nigerian youths in the election.
He ran on a four-point agenda which he code-named ‘SWAG’ with a commitment to run a government with a team of highly competent Nigerians from all parts of the country.
“SWAG means Security for all Nigerians and Nigeria’s territory; War against poverty: skills, jobs for our youths and an innovation economy; Accelerated education and healthcare reform; Good governance: inclusive, transparent, effective and accountable.”
In a statement on social media on Monday, he said the only way Nigeria could get out the woods is through competent and visionary leadership.
He said: “2023: I will run because the people matter,” he said.
“There is no hope out of our troubles until Nigeria faces the leadership question and looks for capacity, competence, and a compassionate heart for the suffering poor.”
“Only the emergence of a visionary, competent, and inclusive national leadership on the one hand, and the fundamental constitutional restructuring of Nigeria on the other, can arrest Nigeria’s ongoing and violent disintegration into a completely failed state.
“For the sake of the youths of our country, I intend, with all humility, to present myself again to Nigerians as a candidate for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections,” he declared.
Do you think Kingsley Moghalu has what it takes to take this country to the promised land?