Candidates who boycotted presidential debate not ready, says Moghalu

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe

The presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party, Kingsley Moghalu, has berated his  fellow  presidential candidates who boycotted the presidential debate ahead of the February 16 poll.

He  said  the candidates involved  were  not fit to rule the country.

Moghalu, who spoke at the unveiling of the new-look  Nigerian Tribune  in Lagos on Tuesday, said 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.”

The African Newspaper of Nigeria Plc, publishers of the Nigerian Tribune,  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.