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There will be revolution in Nigeria if hardship continues: Moghalu

“The poverty in this country is simply too much to ignore anymore and if it continues, it will lead to a social revolution.”

• May 25, 2022
Kingsley Moghalu and President Muhammadu Buhari
Kingsley Moghalu and President Muhammadu Buhari

Kingsley Moghalu, African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential aspirant, says the forthcoming general elections provide Nigerians an opportunity to change their fortune and that of Nigeria.

He stated this at a banquet and national parley organised by the leadership of ADC for its 11 presidential aspirants.

Mr Moghalu stressed the need to address poverty and insecurity in the country to avert worse situations in the future. 

The former Central Bank of Nigeria’s deputy governor said his fear was based on the increasing rate of poverty and deprivation.

Mr Moghalu said Nigeria needed a visionary leader with the capacity to enhance nation building, national security, economic and international relations.

According to him, 2023 general elections will provide Nigerians a historic choice to turn around their fortune for the better by voting into power a purposeful and visionary leader.

“I am running for president because the poverty in this country is simply too much to ignore anymore and if it continues, it will lead to a social revolution, I have no doubt about it, it will happen but it’s just a matter of when,” asserted Mr Moghalu. “I am running for president because of all the young people of this country who have no job, meanwhile we are having more and more children.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling APC have repeatedly claimed making the country better than they met it by improving the economy and security.

He further noted that “one day their energies will translate into something very negative in this country.”

The ex-CBN deputy governor touted himself as being able to take Nigerians out of the doldrums.

“So, I can say that I Moghalu is what Nigerians need to fix this country. In the coming general elections, we are faced with a historic choice to make. It is not just an election of politics as usual, we all have a clear choice to make,” he explained. “Everything seems to be going down; 2023 is the time to make the choice for a purposeful future. Yes, leadership is the problem. I am that leader Nigeria needs. ADC is the party that will deliver that leadership.”

Mr Moghalu also mentioned that he would change the narrative by ensuring improved well-being for Nigerians if he became the country’s next president in 2023.

Chike Okogwu, also an ADC presidential aspirant, decried elites’ apathy towards active participation in political activities.

Mr Okogwu stressed the need for the elites to actively participate in politics and in the electioneering process, to reclaim their rightful place in governance.


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