The presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu said Nigeria moved from frying pan under Goodluck Jonathan to fire under President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
The 55-year-old Moghalu said, “2015 was a choice between two people of the same class. In 2019, it is more than a choice between two people, it is disenchantment with the political class. In 2015, the people moved from the frying pan to the fire.”
He made this known in an interaction with newsmen in Lagos, saying he was in the best position to halt the nation’s slide into economic disaster.
The political economist, lawyer, former United Nations, UN official, and professor in International Business and Public Policy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University said he had the requisite knowledge and experience to reposition the nation to overcome 21st-century challenges.
Moghalu said as a UN official, he learnt how to fix a broken nation while serving in the UN War Crimes Tribunal on Rwanda among other committees.
He added that he was appointment as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) because of his knowledge of financial management which he used to ensure Nigeria did not lose any money when the rest of the world lost $14 trillion during the 2009 global meltdown.
Moghalu added that prior to his appointment he helped Nigeria and some other countries raise more than $20 billion investment funding.
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Speaking on why he wants to be president, Moghalu said, “Population is rising, poverty is increasing, our lives are in a very bad state but we have people who are so eager to enjoy life despite the disaster unleashed on us by the political elite. The average Nigerian is not doing well. The future is bleak. If the trajectory is not broken there is going to be an implosion. I am running because I care about the quality of life of the average Nigerian.”