POLITICAL GIST #ELECTION2019 YPP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KINGSLEY MOGHALU’S PROFILE By Admin Posted on February 14, 2019 6 min read 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr KINGSLEY MOGHALU Born in Lagos on May7, 1963), he is the first of five children. His father, Issac Chuwudum Moghalu now deceased was a Nigerian foreign service officer. His mother, lady Vidah Chinelo Moghalu was a school teacher at the Breadfruit school in Lagos island who later became a professional dietician. Shortly after his birth, his father was posted to Geneva, Switzerland.The Moghalu family spent a year in Switzerland and then moved to Washington, DC in 1964 . After his secondary education at Eziama High School, Aba, Government College, Umuahia, and Federal Government College, Enugu, Chiedu obtained a degree in law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1987. He had his National Youth Service under the National Youth Service Corps as a Legal Officer at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Ltd in Lagos He had a subsequent three-year stint that combined law and journalism as General Counsel of Newswatch, the leading news magazine in Nigeria at the time, a prolific contributor to the opinion pages of The Guardian newspaper, and a special correspondent in Nigeria for several US and European newspapers including Africa News Service (forerunner of AllAfrica Global Media), South, and the Christian Science Monitor. Armed with interdisciplinary knowledge in international economics, international law and diplomacy, and a global network of contacts, Chiedu was ready to play on the world stage. He was appointed into the UN Secretariat in 1992 by then Secretary-General Boutros-Boutros Ghali on the basis of individual merit. In the UN, Moghalu worked hard and rose through the ranks from entry level Associate Officer to the highest career rank of Director. Along the way, he handled legal, strategic planning and executive management assignments at UN Headquarters in New York and in Cambodia, Croatia, Tanzania, and Switzerland. professor Moghalu is married to Mrs Maryanne Moghalu, a lawyer and social entrepreneur, who is the executive director of the Issac Moghalu foundation (IMOF) that was established in 2005 in memory of the his father issac moghalu. Kingsley and Maryanne Moghalu are blessed with four children. IMOF supports educational institutions and disadvantaged children and youth with the educational infrastructure such as libraries as well as scholarships. The foundation was inaugurated at Nnewi in December 2005 by gen. Yakubu Gowon, a former head of state of Nigeria. Professor Moghalu also is a much sought -after speaker at global forums, and is a frequent commentator on global media such as CNN, BBC world TV, Bloomerang and the London financial times. As world attention focused on Nigeria’s presidential election 2015, CNN turned to the ex- banker for commentary and analysis on the country’s economy and politics in several interviews with the CNN global business and economy anchor Richard quest . on September 8, 2018, professor kingsley moghalu emerged the presidential candidate of the young progressive party (YPP) at the party’s first national convention in Abuja. Ever since the 55-year-old declared his intention to contest for the presidency in February 2019, he has positioned himself as one of the most prominent challengers to the candidates of Nigeria’s two biggest parties, the All progressives congress (APC) and the people’s democratic party (PDP). If elected Nigeria’s new president on February 16, moghalu has vowed to economically restructure Nigeria to become a prosperous nation.