Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, paid a visit to Kingsley Moghalu, a former African Democratic Congress aspirant, at his Abuja home on Thursday.
This was revealed by Moghalu in a string of tweets on Friday that included images from the visit.
The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria praised Obi’s candidacy and remembers working with him while the latter was governor of Anambra State.
Moghalu wrote, “His Excellency @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 @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 invitation to me to deliver the sixth 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 under then President Goodluck Jonathan.
“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.”
Also speaking on the visit on Friday, Obi hinted at future collaborations with Moghalu, saying, “Yesterday, I spent some valuable time with my brother and friend Moghalu Kingsley and his lovely family. During my visit to him, we discussed some issues that are germane to national interest and nation-building. His views, as always, were lucid, concrete, and constructive.
“We have collaborated in the past on issues related to governance, and I look forward to our unfettered collaboration in the weeks and months ahead.”
Olusegun Mimiko, the former governor of Ondo State, and Obi held a meeting on Thursday.