A former Deputy Governor of the CBN, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has announced his intention to contest for the presidency in 2019.
Moghalu made the disclosure in a chat with newsmen in Lagos where he said the time had come for technocrats, intellectuals and experienced people to take power from Nigeria’s career politicians.
He said his candidacy is inspired by the need for Africa’s most populous nation to grow and take its rightful place in the comity of nations, despite speculations that 2023 was the year slated for Igbos to have a shot at the top office in the land, Daily Trust writes.
“It is the turn of any competent Nigerian to aspire for the post of presidency because career politicians have failed Nigeria,” he said.
According to him, that zoning system, which had been used by the major political parties, had exhausted its relevance, and competence is the new watchword in light of Nigeria’s realities.
“The future of Nigeria rests in technocratic interventions. We need thinking people that will take Nigeria from the politics of stomach infrastructure to politics of mental infrastructure.”
The former CBN chief said that for Nigeria to progress, the people must begin to think differently and beyond tribe in choosing those who would pilot their affairs.