The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, has said he is humbled by the endorsement of his candidacy by Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.
Prof. Soyinka had led his group, the Citizens Forum, on Friday to back Moghalu’s candidature.
The former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria said in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, that the endorsement had increased his chances of winning the presidential election on February 16.
“I am elated, I am encouraged, I am humbled, I am gratified all at once. This is a very good thing for my party, the YPP and my candidacy because of who Professor Wole Soyinka is in our country and in the world. He is a unique figure.
“I think this improves my chances in the election. We appeal to all other alternative candidates to join us in a coalition under my leadership to defeat the old, recycled political class in this country once and for all.
“We also appeal to others who may be looking at other processes of consensus to consider ending their search with me just as Professor Wole Soyinka and the Citizens Forum have done,” Moghalu said.