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A Formidable Addition Joins ADC.

Professor Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and 2019 Presidential Candidate officially joined the African Democratic Congress today, 8th October, 2021.

The Press Conference on his declaration of membership held after a brief presentation of membership card which held at the party’s Global Campus and World Headquarters, in the presence of some Board of Trustee (BOT), National Working Committee (NWC), National Executive Council (NEC) and members of the party.

The Press Conference was very successful as all media platforms were represented: Television, Radio, Print and Blogs.

With this formidable addition, the party is set to continue projecting its diversity and inclusion values for youths, women and persons with disabilities.

About Our Guber Candidate

Nwankpo was born on 10 April 1962 in Nza-Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government of Anambra State to Elizabeth and late Chief Emmanuel Nwankpo.

He obtained his West African School Certificate (Grade 1) from All Hallows Seminary Onitsha (Anambra State) in 1979. He gained a Bachelor of Philosophy in 1984 from the Bigard Memorial Seminary, Ikot Ekpene (Akwa Ibom State), an affiliate of Pontifical Urban University (Rome, Italy). In 1989, he received a Post-Graduate Diploma from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Education, followed by one in Cross Sector Partnerships from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) in 2004.

Political career

Nwankpo was appointed to public office in the Presidency of the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2007.

He became the Special Adviser to the President on Technical Matters in 2011, and was appointed as Member/Secretary to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program (SURE-P) Committee; a Presidential Committee with a mandate to invest money saved from partial removal of the petroleum subsidy in infrastructure and social safety net projects.

In the period 2010–2011, he served as the Senior Special Assistant (Special Projects) to the President. During this period he was Secretary to the Presidential Action Committee on Power and subsequently became the Secretary of the Presidential Task Force on Power that developed the Roadmap on Power Sector Reform (2010–2011).

Nwankpo joined the Presidency with Vice-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2007. He served as the Senior Special Assistant (Special Duties) to the Vice-President in 2007–2010. During this period he was responsible for Niger Delta issues and supported the development of the Niger Delta Amnesty Program. He was the Desk Officer on the Nigeria Integrated Power Projects (NIPP)Nwankpo contested in the PDP primaries for Anambra State in August 2013.