- Kingsley Moghalu, the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is proud to say that William Ruto is an in-law to the Igbos in Nigeria
- Moghalu said this in his congratulatory message via Twitter on Tuesday, August 16, to the Kenyan president-elect
- The former CBN deputy governor also prayed for Ruto to succeed despite the challenges he is to face as the next leader of Kenya
It is amazing that the new president-elect of Kenya, William Ruto, is, by way of marriage, related to Nigerians of southeastern extraction.
This was part of the joy of Kingsley Moghalu, the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) when he congratulated Ruto on his election victory recently.
In a tweet on Tuesday, August 16, Moghalu sent his heartfelt wishes and congratulations to Ruto and mentioned that he is an in-law to the Igbos following the marriage of his daughter, June, and a Nigerian lecturer, Alexander Ezenagu.
The former deputy CBN governor wrote on his Twitter page:
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"Congratulations to @WilliamsRuto on his election as the next President of Kenya. I understand he is our in-law as his daughter recently got married to Dr. Alexander Ezenagu, a young Nigerian law professor based in Qatar. Good international relations!"
Moreover, Moghalu acknowledged that Ruto will face a lot of challenges when he comes on board to lead the African nation due to its predicaments which are quite similar to that of Nigeria.
He prayed that despite the huge task awaiting the president-elect, he should succeed.
His tweet read:
"Ruto will face many challenges in his country, which has several similarities with Nigeria including sharp ethnic-political divides, very high foreign debt and poverty, but is strategically positioned for growth as the economic hub of East Africa. May he succeed."
Akon congratulates William Ruto after IEBC declared him Kenyan president-elect
Meanwhile, the Senegalese-American singer Akon had sent a congratulatory message to Ruto after the UDA leader was declared Kenya's president-elect.
The entertainer took to his Facebook, posting an image of Ruto with an inked finger and another of his supporters cheering after the announcement.
He captioned the post in part:
"Congratulations to my dear brother William Ruto."