By Mark C. Orgu and James Okoro, News/Comments, October 14, 2021
A former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) and the 2019 Presidential Candidate, Prof Kingsley Moghalu has once again indicated interest to contest the 2023 presidential election under the African Democratic Party, (ADP). He stated this when he received the Anambra Governorship Candidate of the party, Mr. Nzeh Akachukwu, in the November 6 election in the state
Moghalu, however noted that, there is hope in the democratic process for the country especially elections, making reference to the new development of the Senate, bowing to the e-transmission of election results, a positive signal that the 2023 general elections would be transparent:
“I believe that in the 2023 elections, the citizens of Nigeria should not allow it to be a contest between two sides of the same coin because there is no difference.
“It should be a battle between the old and the new – between the old Nigerian and the possibilities for a new Nigeria. That is what 2023 should be.
“I am calling on the young people of this country, the youths, to register, vote and colonize the future that rightfully belongs to them. Speaking about 2023, I am very pleased with the news coming out of the National Assembly that the Senate has caved in to the pressure of Nigerian people and has decided to allow INEC to conduct elections as it sees fit, which means the inclusion of electronic transmission of results. This is a massive victory for democracy and I believe that it shows what I have been saying that we cannot all go and sit down and become part of a surrendered brigade” he stressed.
The former CBN boss also wonder and worry about the insecurity in the state as election gets closer. “I am extremely concerned about the insecurity in the South-East. The primary thing is the security of lives and property. I believe that whatever the government needs to do, that is reasonable to do, I would welcome it” he concluded.
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