- The presidential candidate of the YPP, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, is confident of victory in the February 16 presidential election
- Moghalu said his confidence stems from the fact that Nigerians are tired of recycled politicians
- He said as long as Nigeria does not have a philosophical foundation, the country cannot make progress
The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, is confident of victory in the February 16 presidential election.
Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says he would defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) while speaking at a town hall meeting tagged ‘The Candidates’ in Abuja.
He said Nigerians were “tired of recycled politicians’’ and that the Peoples Democraric Party (PDP) was not an option.
“We will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and the reason is very simple, Nigerians are tired of recycled politicians and the PDP is not an option.
“Going for the PDP from the APC is like jumping from frying pan to fire,’’ he added.
He said when elected, his administration would tackle root cause of corruption which is the broken value system in the country.
According to him, no matter what Nigerians do, as long as the country does not have a philosophical foundation, “we cannot make progress.’’
He said if elected, he would introduce the teaching of ethics in schools and ensure transparency in the budgetary system and the process of awarding of contracts, adding that he would ensure forensic checks in the process to enhance transparency.
On corruption, Moghalu said that if anybody commits a crime, the law must take its cause irrespective of creed or political party.
He also said the judiciary would be allowed to do its job and that corrupt persons would not go free.
The YPP presidential candidate said that to ensure sufficient power supply, his administration would disintegrate the national grid.
Moghalu said his administration would focus on industrial areas and renewable energy and that about 50 per cent of power will be sourced from renewable energy.
On insecurity, Moghalu said if elected, he would change the leadership of security agencies and intelligence gathering units.
He said appointment of heads of security agencies would not be based on sentiment but on competence and professionalism.
Meanwhile, global advisory firm, Eurasia Group, has named Nigeria's forthcoming general elections as one of the world's “Top Risks 2019.”
The report which was released on Monday, January 7, stated that Nigeria faces its most fiercely contested election since the transition to democracy in 1999.
Nigeria's general elections was listed as number 10 in the list released by the respected New York-based organisation. Other issues or countries listed in the report are the US-China trade war, US domestic politics, European populism, Mexico, Ukraine and Brexit.
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