The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has visited former presidential aspirant and ex-deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Kingsley Moghalu.
The two leaders met at the Abuja residence of Moghalu on Thursday, HausaToday reports.
Speaking about their meeting, Moghalu took to his Twitter account on Friday to reveal that they discussed issues about the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria and other national issues.
According to the former CBN Deputy Governor, he and Obi have always enjoyed a cordial relationship dating back many years, adding that they are both from Anambra State.
He wrote: “H.E. @PeterObi paid me a visit yesterday morning at my residence in Abuja. I was very glad to receive him. We discussed the state of the nation and his aspiration to lead our country from 2023.
“I have always enjoyed a warm fraternal relationship with “Okwute”. We collaborated closely when he was Governor of @AnambraStateGov and I, also an Anambra indigene, was Deputy Governor of @cenbank.
“I recall his keen interest in education and our close coordination when, as CBN DepGov, I influenced a corporate social responsibility investment of N1 billion by the Bank in building infrastructure for Anambra State University in Igbariam (Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University).
“I also recall H.E. PO’s ’s invitation to me to deliver the 6th Edition of the Anambra State Distinguished Public Service Lecture in 2011 on the subject of Nigeria’s banking reforms , his conferment on me of the Anambra State Government’s Special Award for Excellence, and our collaboration as colleagues in Nigeria’s Economic Management Team (EMT) under then President @GEJonathan.”
Moghalu Endorses Obi
“As someone who has been a leading voice for our youth and a Third Force approach to Nigeria’s democracy, I believe PO’s candidacy is a welcome development.”