Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in a bid to actualise his presidential ambition in the 2023 General Election.
Moghalu, who in June declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election, announced his decision at a media briefing on Friday.
According to the former CBN official, the policies of the ADC 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.
“I look forward to close collaboration with the party’s chairman, chief Ralph Okey Nwosu; alhaji Said Abdullahi, the ADC national secretary, the national executive committee, chair of its board of trustees, among others.”
Moghalu said the ADC 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.
“The party has shunned ‘food-is-ready’ and divisive ethnocentric politics,’’he said, 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.
While noting that his desire is to make Nigeria the envy of other nations if he becomes the president, the presidential aspirant enjoined all individuals, especially his supporters, to join him and his new party.
“For the party’s growth and expansion in the months ahead, I ask all my political supporters, including those aspiring to be elected to gubernatorial positions and the national and state legislatures, to join the ADC,’’ he added.