Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says Nigeria needs not just an “Igbo President” but a visionary and competent leader.”
Moghalu was reacting to comments credited to Chris Ngige, minister of labour and productivity, that his mistake on presidency shouldn’t be repeated by the Igbo.
Ngige was also quoted to have said that Moghalu couldn’t realise his presidential ambition because he converted under a “relatively unknown party.”
However, in a statement on Thursday, Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said he is a “change agent, not a visionless, recycled politician that claims mandates on the basis of rigged elections.”
He added that he was a “Nigerian candidate for the Nigerian presidency, not an ethnic candidate for “Igbo President”.
“That candidacy was based on a clear vision for our country, competence, and a clear policy agenda: to build a real and stable nation based on equality and justice by managing Nigeria’s diversity effectively,” he said.
“We need not just an “Igbo President”. Nigeria needs a visionary and competent leader.”