Moghalu reacts To Soyinka Endorsing Him For President

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                <p class="story-body-text" data-para-word-count="24"><img class="size-full wp-image-147014 aligncenter" src="https://6krin77j54lxjfsk-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Kingsley-Moghalu-10.jpg" alt="" width="607" height="405" srcset="https://6krin77j54lxjfsk-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Kingsley-Moghalu-10.jpg 607w , http://www.nigerianmonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Kingsley-Moghalu-600x400.jpg 600w, http://www.nigerianmonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Kingsley-Moghalu-84x55.jpg 84w" sizes="(max-width: 607px) 100vw, 607px"/>The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu, has described the endorsement of his candidature by Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, as “humbling.”</p>

Mr Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said in a statement Saturday that the endorsement was important because of Mr Soyinka’s reputation and the “elaborate process” his Citizen Forum went through before reaching their decision.

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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,” Mr Moghalu said in the statement.

Mr Soyinka, a professor, had announced on Friday the decision of his Citizen Forum to throw their weight behind Mr Moghalu, describing the YPP candidate as the most qualified among the presidential candidates.

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“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.

The YPP candidate said he would form an inclusive government if he becomes president.

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“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,” Mr Moghalu added.

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