A presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections and an aspirant in respect of the 2023 poll, Kingsley Moghalu, on Friday expressed his belief that “Peter Obi’s candidacy is a welcome development”.
According to POLITICS NIGERIA, both men met on Thursday morning at the residence of the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deputy-governor, and “discussed the state of the nation”.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, is the presidential flagbearer of the Labour Party, and has a significant support, especially among the youths.
“H.E. @PeterObi paid me a visit yesterday morning at my residence in Abuja. I was very glad to receive him. We discussed the state of the nation and his aspiration to lead our country from 2023,” Moghalu wrote on his verified Twitter handle, with accompanying images.
“I have always enjoyed a warm fraternal relationship with “Okwute”.
“We collaborated closely when he was governor of @AnambraStateGov and I, also an Anambra indigene, was deputy governor of @cenbank.
“I recall his keen interest in education and our close coordination when, as CBN DepGov, I influenced a corporate social responsibility investment of N1billion by the Bank in building infrastructure for Anambra State University in Igbariam (Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University).
“I also recall H.E. PO’s ’s invitation to me to deliver the 6th Edition of the Anambra State Distinguished Public Service Lecture in 2011 on the subject of Nigeria’s banking reforms , his conferment on me of the Anambra State Government’s Special Award for Excellence, and our collaboration as colleagues in Nigeria’s Economic Management Team (EMT) under then President @GEJonathan.
“As someone who has been a leading voice for our youth and a Third Force approach to Nigeria’s democracy, I believe PO’s candidacy is a welcome development.”