Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and presidential aspirant,  Prof Kingsley Moghalu says he will shock President Muhammadu Buhari, his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.

Moghalu is confident of winning the election against all odds.

Moghalu, who spoke in Lagos on Friday at TheNiche 4th anniversary lecture, stated that he would announce the platform under which he would run for the office in May.

He stated that it was wrong for people to think that only the APC and PDP have political structures.

The former CBN deputy governor noted that he was already building structures in all the states and 774 local governments in Nigeria.

He called on other young and new aspirants to come together and discussed who among them was best qualified for the post.

This, he said, would enable the aspirants unite their votes to defeat the APC and PDP.

"Let us look among ourselves who has the best chance.

"To be President of Nigeria is not a joke. It requires experience and maturity.

On the economic front, Moghalu says Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world. This according to him makes him sad.

"The level of poverty in this country makes me sick and I am tired and fed up.

"It is time for something new, something fresh," he insisted.

Moghalu, who declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election at a World Press Conference in Abuja in February, emphasized that his candidacy is one not borne of ethno-religious colouration but rather rooted in a desire to build and grow Nigeria through innovation and strong global worldview.

He said the greatest countries of this world like USA and China are led by leaders with world views, adding that the complex of absolute power is part of what Nigerians want to change as a people.

“In the absence world views, small views reign. We are led by politicians who do not have a world view. Small views come from my church, my mosque, my tribe, and so on.

My vision for the country is to ensure that Nigeria fulfills its mission. A certain type of leadership can make Nigeria rise again. Electing the right type of leadership is very important. Nigeria needs leadership with world view,” the professor added.

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