Kingsley Moghalu, the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Congress (YPP), has said he is humbled by the endorsement of the Citizen Forum.
The group led by Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, is backing the candidature of Moghalu and endorsed same on Friday.
During an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Moghalu claimed the move has increased his chances of winning next week’s election.
“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,” Moghalu said.
Moghalu, however, called for a coalition, to defeat those who he described as “old and recycled politicians”.
“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,” he added.