A former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu announced yesterday that he was consulting widely to run for the presidency in 2019.
Moghalu told reporters in Lagos that time had come for technocrats, intellectuals and experienced people to take power from Nigeria’s career politicians.
He said he would not be deterred from joining the race, in spite of speculations that 2023 was the year slated for Igbos to have a shot at the presidency.
Moghalu argued that politics in Nigeria should be detribalised for Africa’s most populous nation to grow and take its rightful place in the comity of nations.
“It is the turn of any competent Nigerian to aspire for the post of presidency because career politicians have failed Nigeria,’’ the former CBN chief said.