By Adebayo Fajinmi
Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, on Tuesday again declared his ambition to run for president in the 2023 general elections.
Moghalu made the declaration in a video released on his twitter handle @MoghaluKingsley on Tuesday.
“2023: I will run because the people matter. 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,” he said .
In February 2018, Moghalu announced his intention to run for the office of the President of Nigeria. He later chose to run on the party platform of the Young Progressives Party. As the presidential campaign wound down in 2019, Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian born Nobel Laureate, issued a strong endorsement of Kingsley Moghalu to be elected Nigeria’s president.
Nonetheless, in the February 2019 general election, he pulled a little above 20,000; a figure that represents less than 1% of the total vote cast in the election.