A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, says he does not need to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of his 2023 presidential ambition.
The former presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) made this submission in a post via his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.
Moghalu disclosed that he has informed Nigerians of his intention to run for President in the 2023 elections under the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and does not need to inform President Buhari.
“I forgot to inform President @Mbuhari that I am running for President. But I informed Nigerians, of whom he is one, so no wahala (problem)!” he wrote.
Moghalu’s tweet followed the declaration by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, to join the presidential race.
Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked reports that it has postponed its planned National Convention.
The party in a statement on Wednesday signed by the National Secretary of its Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe said the reports on the postponement of its convention is fake news which is sponsored by those who want to cause confusion.
Akpanudoedehe added that the APC under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni won’t allow such people to distract it from carrying out its activities.
The statement further stated that plans are in the pipeline to organize a rancour-free National Convention urging party members and the general public to disregard any information that doesn’t originate from its official channels.