A presidential candidate in the 2019 general election and presidential aspirant in respect of the 2023 polls, Kingsley Moghalu, on Thursday disclosed that some political parties have approached and offered him the opportunity to be their presidential or vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 election.
According to Moghalu who did not name the parties, he declined the offers.
This newspaper recalls that Moghalu’s determination to lead the country hit the rock in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during the African Democratic Congress (ADC’s) primary in June where Dumebi Kachikwu scored 977 leaving the former candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 election with 589.
Following his defeat, Moghalu resigned from the party.
Since he left about a month ago, Moghalu said some parties have tried to woo him to their platform.
“I am truly honoured and grateful to all the Nigerian political parties that have approached and offered me the opportunity to be their presidential candidate or otherwise be on their presidential tickets for the 2023 election,” Moghalu said in a statement.
“It is truly humbling to see the level of appreciation for my contributions to our country’s politics and nation-building. As difficult as it has been to respectfully decline all these offers, I am at peace with my decision upon serious reflection following resignation from my previous political party not to be on the ballot in 2023.
“I will continue to serve. Nigeria needs us all.”