Kingsley Moghalu, pesidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party in Nigeria.
By Ben Ezeamalu
The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu, has described the endorsement of his candidature by Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, as “humbling.”
Mr Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said in a statement Saturday that will the endorsement was important because of Mr Soyinka’s reputation along with the “elaborate process” his Citizen Forum went through before reaching their decision.
“Our party – the Young Progressives Party – along with I, salute the courage along with the Great judgment of the Nobel Laureate along with icon of democratic struggle in Nigeria,” Mr Moghalu said inside the statement.
Mr Soyinka, a professor, had announced on Friday the decision of his Citizen Forum to throw their weight behind Mr Moghalu, describing the YPP candidate as the most qualified among the presidential candidates.
“As Soyinka along with the Citizen Forum have ended their search for a consensus candidate to lead the country in a fresh direction, I appeal to some other Nigerians desirous of a fresh dawn, ushered by a competent along with visionary leadership to also consider ending theirs with my candidacy.
“We all should right now approach the ballot with an individual purpose of defeating the recycled old politicians,” Mr Moghalu said.
The YPP candidate said he could form an inclusive government if he becomes president.
“Working with Nigerians through all parts of the country, including our women along with youth, we will transform our country through division to unity; we will create jobs along with foster prosperity; along with we will restore respect for Nigeria inside the entire world,” Mr Moghalu added.