Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to run for President in 2023.
On Friday, the former presidential candidate said that he is now a card-carrying member of the party because he feels ideologically connected with it.
Moghalu, who was a presidential candidate for the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election before leaving the party in 2010, stated that if elected president, he wants to take Nigeria to new heights and make it the envy of the world.
“In doing so, I reaffirm my June 1, 2021 public proclamation that I am available to lead our country as a competent, 21st-century president, as well as my plan to run for president in 2023.
“I look forward to working closely with the party’s chairman, Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu, as well as Alhaji Said Abdullahi, the ADC National Secretary and the National Executive Committee, and the Chair of its Board of Trustees, among others,” he said during a press conference.
Moghalu also criticized the country’s major political parties of failing Nigerians, warning that voting for them in the 2023 presidential election would be a waste of votes.
He went on to say that the ADC has remained steadfast in its support for the emergence of true democracy in Nigeria, as well as the importance of belief, passion, and concept in nation-building.
‘Food-is-ready’ and divisive ethno-centric politics,” Moghalu said, adding that the ADC remained a vital actor in efforts to develop a new and larger platform through the merging of numerous political parties to seize power in 2023 and begin the work of reconstructing the country.