Nnewi Professionals has thrown its weight behind Prof Kingsley Muoghalu, the Presidential Candidate of Young Progressive Party, YPP. The endorsement formed part of the decisions released in a communiqué at the first Nnewi political summit which was convened to discuss the Nnewi polity towards a more united Nnewi activities and peace of the community.
Prof Kingsley Muoghalu who hails from Nnewi was equally a Special Guest at the Summit which has in attendance the Governor of Anambra State, Gov. Willie Obiano, ably represented by Hon. Emeka Ezenwanne, Commissioner for Works and Housing, Crown Prince of Nnewi, Prince Obi Orizu, The Traditional Prime Minister of Nnewi, Chief Barr Ofili Nwosu, Ebube-Dike, The First Female Governor of Anambra State, Dame Virgy Etiaba, The Obi of Nnewichi, Obi George Onyekaba, Obidiugwu, Hon Afam Mbanefo, Hon Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon Sir Melie Onyejepu, SSA on Budget Monitoring and Implementation, Dr Obi Nwosu, Chief Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, Chief Ajulu Uzodike, Sir Emeka Nzewi, Okafor Nonso- Smart and notable political leaders and large number of Nnewi Professionals.
The communiqué which was released at the end of the summit and signed by the Chairman of the Summit, Dame Virgy Etiaba and Dr Obi Nwosu who is the convener noted that Prof Kingsley Muoghalu who is vying for the Office of the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria has the support of the community.
Meanwhile in a related development, Professor Kingsley Moghalu has rejected the outcome of the election of Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT), which gave its consensus candidature as Fela Durotoye.
Professor Moghalu who made this known via a press release titled ‘I AM FIRMLY IN THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA IN 2019’ on his facebook page, stated that the conditions that brought up Mr. Durotoye were unacceptable to him.
See the press release below:
I AM FIRMLY IN THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA IN 2019 — KINGSLEY MOGHALU
I wish to inform members of my “To Build A Nation” (TBAN) movement, the Kingsley Moghalu Support Organisation (KIMSO) nationwide, the Kingsley Moghalu Volunteer Force, Youth for Kingsley (Y4K), Women for Kingsley (W4K), Kingsley Moghalu Disciples, the Young Progressive Party (YPP) and my other supporters nationwide and in the diaspora that I am pressing ahead with my plan to contest the 2019 presidential election.
This is despite the arrangement for a consensus candidate among the young presidential aspirants under the aegis of Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT), which today (yesterday) produced an outcome that has left many Nigerians expressing surprise and disappointment.
The reasons I have pulled out of the PACT arrangement are as follows:
1. The arrangement had unravelled even before the final selection of the consensus candidate. Only seven aspirants participated in the final voting out of the original 18 aspirants, mainly because many of the aspirants had withdrawn from the process. Four candidates who were present in the meeting this morning withdrew from the process even while the voting process was ongoing. Therefore, PACT did not produce a truly consensus candidate.
2. Clause 13 of the PACT Memorandum of Understanding asserts the supremacy of the constitutional rights of the aspirants to pursue their political aspirations.
I therefore have chosen to continue without distraction to pursue my vision in the presidential race for 2019 in the national interest and in deference to the overwhelming outpouring of support for my candidacy from all parts of Nigeria.
I will remain focused on the objective of providing a competent leadership that will help unite our country and build a nation, wage a decisive war against poverty and unemployment, and restore respect for Nigeria in the society of nations. It is my humble and well-considered view that the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria requires competence and experience in these three vital areas.
Presidential Aspirant, Young Progressive Party (YPP)
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