Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to pursue his presidential ambition.
He was the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections. He however resigned his membership of the party in October 2019.
He had in June declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election. According to him, his decision to join ADC, was because the party’s policies align with his ideologies.
He said, “I am pleased to announce to you today that I have joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC), which I feel ideologically aligned with. I am honoured to become a card-carrying member of the party. In doing so, I restate my public announcement on June 1, 2021, making myself available to lead our country as a competent 21st century president, and my intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election.”
Moghalu said his desire is to make Nigeria the envy of other nations if he becomes the president.
According to him, since the ADC was founded in 2005, the party has remained consistent in its commitment to the emergence of true democracy in Nigeria and to the role of belief, passion and idea in nation building.
Moghalu said, “The party has shunned ‘food-is-ready’ and divisive ethno-centric politics,’’ adding that the ADC remains a key player in the efforts to create a new and bigger platform through the merger of several political parties to take over power in 2023 and rebuild the country.