The Young Progressive Party (YPP) Presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu, has chastised his fellow presidential candidates who boycotted the presidential debate ahead of the February 16 poll.
He stated that the candidates that boycotted the debated were not fit to rule the country.
Moghalu, who spoke at the unveiling of the new-look of Nigerian Tribune in Lagos yesterday, stated that he was prepared to be the president of the country, adding that he had plans that would help the country.
He said, “As we go into the elections, I would like to remind us of those who are prepared and those who are not, the most important people who are not prepared to rule Nigeria are those who refused or chickened out of the presidential debate. Any presidential candidate who was invited to the official debate and chose not to show up or saw Kingsley Moghalu on the stage and decided to do a U-turn, that person is not fit to be president.
“It is not by accident that I’m running for president, I thought very carefully before coming out, I wrote a book called Build, Innovate and Grow in which I stated my comprehensive vision for this country. I want to say that I’m prepared to serve this country so nobody will say of me that I came by accident or unprepared.”
It would be recalled the Presidential debate which was organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) was slated for January 19, 2019 but the presidential candidate of the APC, President Muhamadu Buhari and his PDP counterpart, Atiku Abubakar did not partake in the debate, leaving only the presidential candidates of ACPN, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili; ANN, Fela Durotoye; and YPP, Kingsley Moghalu.
The African Newspaper of Nigeria Plc, publishers of the Nigerian Tribune, also used the event to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
According to the company’s chairman, Tokunbo Awolowo, the new-look Nigerian Tribune was aimed at attracting readers.
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