A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has said he will run for the office of the president in the 2023 election.
The 2019 presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP) announced this in a statement he personally signed yesterday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Moghalu announced shortly after the 2019 presidential election that he had resigned from the YPP and had also quit partisan politics.
But the banker said he changed his mind to join active politics again.
“My decision to re-contest the top seat is driven by concern for the youth and to seek a clearer alternative to the status quo that would tackle challenges currently facing the nation,” he said.
According to him, he will not run on the platform of YPP but to decide and join in the next few months a party of his choice.
Moghalu said he would run his campaign on a four-point agenda code-named ‘SWAG.’
“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,” he said.
The ex-CBN deputy governor promised that if elected, he would run a government with a team of highly competent Nigerians from all parts of the country.
“Along with strengthened, independent institutions, we will deliver results on a 4 point agenda in four years,” he said.
Moghalu tasked the National Assembly to pass necessary electoral reforms into law, just as he canvassed for Diaspora voting.
“Our votes must count and be counted transparently. The amendments should include a provision for Diaspora Nigerians to be able to register and vote in all elections in Nigeria from abroad,” he said.