Abuja, Nigeria; July, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, the Presidential aspirant for the Young Progressive Party (YPP), and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has appointed Abubakar Abdullahi, a professional political consultant, as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of his 2019 Presidential campaign.
Prof. Moghalu also announced Ebere Samuel as the National Coordinator for the Kingsley Moghalu Support Organisation (KIMSO).
Moghalu also announced the appointment of Zonal Coordinators of KIMSO to provide direction for the campaign activities across the six geo-political zones of the country. The zonal leaders are Suleiman Yusuf (North East); Muhammad Kabir (North West); Jennifer Igoh (North Central); Chief Uduma Nnate (South East); H. R. H. Adewole Akinpelu (South West) and Josef Anndotan (South South).
Mr. Abubakar will coordinate the operations of the campaign including logistics, personnel, fundraising and political operations across the 36 States of Nigeria. This will involve overseeing the work of the nationwide KIMSO and the Kingsley Moghalu Volunteer Force.
KIMSO and the Kingsley Moghalu Volunteers form the grassroots ‘ground army’ of the campaign. They are currently present and active in 27 states of the Federation, down to local government areas and the ward level and will cover all of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Both the support and volunteer groups are expected to grow rapidly as the 2019 general elections draw nearer.
“I am pleased to welcome Abubakar, Ebere and the zonal coordinators of KIMSO to our ‘To Build a Nation’ (TBAN) movement and our campaign for the Office of the President on the platform of the YPP. We must release Nigerians from the bondage of poverty and unemployment in which our failed and recycled politicians have kept us, and take our country into a new future of prosperity” said Kingsley Moghalu, a political economist and founder of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation. “We need solid structures in place to win the elections and bring this vision into reality. The appointment of Abubakar, Ebere and zonal leaders of KIMSO brings on board energetic men and women who are passionate about the vision and know how to get things done”, Moghalu added.
Abubakar said “I believe in Kingsley Moghalu’s vision for Nigeria. He is the best candidate standing today to become President of Nigeria based on his economic management, nation building, diplomatic and other credentials, and the relevance of his vision and experience to the needs of our country at this juncture in our national history. I am honoured to have been invited to join this historic movement to build a new Nigeria. We will leave no stone unturned to usher in victory for the people and a new era for Nigeria in 2019”.
Mr. Abubakar was the Chief Executive Officer of Machinations Ltd, a political consulting firm. He has lived and worked in 31 states in Nigeria and is also an alumnus of the Institute of Politics, a centre founded in Chicago by David Axelrod, the political consultant that masterminded former United States President, Barack Obama’s successful Presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012.
The activities of KIMSO have been clearly visible in the ongoing ‘To Build a Nation’ town-hall meetings that have been taking place across the country. These meetings have served and continue to serve as a forum for Prof. Moghalu to unveil his plans for a better Nigeria.
Official Spokesman for Presidential Aspirant,
Professor Kingsley Moghalu and his
To Build A Nation Platform