Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu, has expressed total joy at the endorsement of his presidential candidature by Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka.
The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, made this known, in a statement on Saturday, while describing the endorsement as ‘humbling’.
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“Our party – the Young Progressives Party – and I, salute the courage and the good judgment of the Nobel Laureate and icon of democratic struggle in Nigeria,” he said.
“Working with Nigerians from all parts of the country, including our women and youth, we will transform our country from division to unity; we will create jobs and foster prosperity; and we will restore respect for Nigeria in the world,” the presidential candidate also stated.
Moghalu’s endorsement was announced on Friday, by the renowned writer -According to Soyinka, the decision of his Citizen Forum to support Moghalu, is only because he(Moghalu) is the most qualified of all the presidential candidates running the elections that will hold in exactly one week from today.
“As Soyinka and the Citizen Forum have ended their search for a consensus candidate to lead the country in a new direction, I appeal to other Nigerians desirous of a new dawn, ushered by a competent and visionary leadership to also consider ending theirs with my candidacy.
“We all should now approach the ballot with a single purpose of defeating the recycled old politicians,” Mr Moghalu said.