A presidential aspirant under the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Dr Kingsley Moghalu, has denied secretly working for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Moghalu made this known in a series of tweet on Wednesday in reaction to an exclusive report published by leaders.ng.
According to the report, Moghalu is secretly working for the incumbent administration to enable it achieve victory in the 2019 presidential election and has been promised the position of Finance Minister currently being occupied by Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
However, Moghalu described the report as “reprobate”.
He said that he was running for president not to join the old politicians that ruined the country but to retire them.
He tweeted, “Like I said on @wazobiamax: I no be small boy. My track record means that my ambitions for this country are too big to fit into a cabinet led by visionless politicians like the ones we have. I am not running for President to join them. I’m running to retire them. Permanently.”
He added, “This is a reprobate report, from a fake news site.
Nothing – not a word in it – is true.
I am disgusted, and I am not here for these games.
I am here to dislodge the twin evils of the PDP and the APC – so you both better take this notice seriously.
You’ve been served.”
The report by leaders.ng has since been deleted.
Moghalu, who worked with the United Nations for 19 years, is also a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
He was a Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, United States of America.