- One of the 2019 presidential aspirants, Kingsley Moghalu, said he will easily defeat President Buhari
- He said he will simply use the president’s alleged poor records as his (Moghalu’s) campaign tools
- Moghalu also claimed nine million jobs have been lost under President Buhari
A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and 2019 presidential aspirant, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has said that defeating President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections will be easy.
Moghalu, a 2019 presidential aspirant, spoke on Wednesday, May 16, while inaugurating his support organisation in Awka, Anambra state, Punch reports.
He reportedly said President Buhari had squandered the goodwill Nigerians accorded him during the 2015 general elections.
He said he was running for the 2019 Presidential election against President Buhari using his (Buhari’s) poor records and performance as his (Moghalu’s) campaign tools.
He said: “Nine million people have lost their jobs since Buhari came to power in 2015; Nigeria has become a killing field under him, even though he was a General.
“Buhari is running on an old name. I will beat him by simply using his poor record.
“Under Buhari, Nigeria has become the poverty capital of the world. We have more people that are poor.”
Identifying leadership as the central challenge of Nigeria, Moghalu said what the country had was transactional leadership instead of transformational leadership.
On his campaign organisation, he said: “We are setting this up in all the 36 states of the country. We are doing this because we need a leader and not a ruler.”
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Reminded that the thinking of the nation was that the president in 2019 should come from the north, Moghalu described it as a retrogressive idea, stressing that such thoughts were the bane of the country.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the national chairman of Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa, on Tuesday, May 15, said efforts are in the offing, alongside other eight political parties to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government in 2019.
Balewa, who disclosed this in Abuja after his meeting with eight political parties and other stakeholders, said the movement is set to work out a grand coalition for an election alliance that would bring fresh breed into governance in 2019.
Among the representatives of the parties at the meeting included Labour Party (LP); Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN); Action Democratic Party (ADP); Social Democratic Party (SDP); Action Alliance (AA); KOWA Party; as well as Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and United Progressive Party of Nigeria (UPPN).
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