It is becoming clearer by the day that 2019 would even hotter than initially anticipated.

The race to Aso Rock is on and more contenders are emerging by the day.

The last to indicate interest in Buhari’s job is former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu.

Moghalu announced on Monday that he was consulting widely to run for the presidency in 2019.

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Moghalu told political correspondents in Lagos that time had come for Nigerians to issue those he referred to career politicians, red card.

He said he would not be deterred from joining the race despite speculations that 2023 was the year slated for Igbos to have a shot at the presidency.

Moghalu argued that politics in Nigeria should be detribalised for Africa’s most populous nation to grow and take its rightful place in the comity of nations.

“It is the turn of any competent Nigerian to aspire for the post of presidency because career politicians have failed Nigeria,” he said.

He said that zoning, which had been used by the major political parties, might have been relevant in the past but that it is no longer necessary.

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“Zoning was an internal arrangement by political parties that was not constitutional. It should no longer matter where the president comes from.

“The future of Nigeria rests in technocratic interventions. We need thinking people that will take Nigeria from the politics of stomach infrastructure to politics of mental infrastructure.”

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