A former Deputy Governor of the CBN, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has announced that he wishes to run for the presidency in 2019.
Moghalu while speaking in Lagos toay says that time had come for technocrats, intellectuals and experienced people to take power from Nigeria’s career politicians.
He explains further that 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 also 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.
He said that zoning, which had been used by the major political parties, might have been relevant in the past but that it was no longer necessary because competence should be placed above tribe in present day Nigeria.