- Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has announced his resignation from the Young Progressives Party
- The former deputy chairman of the Central Bank of Nigeria called for electoral reform
- The former presidential candidate said the country’s democracy will remain weak without reform
The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has resigned from the party.
Moghalu who announced his resignation from the party via his twitter handle, @MoghaluKingsley on Monday, October 14, called for reform of the country’s electoral system ahead of the 2023 general election.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria deputy governor, turned politician, argued that unless the electoral process is fixed, the country’s democracy will remain weak.
“Without electoral reform which includes electronic voting, our democracy will remain weak. Let’s fix this before 2023.
“Please join our non-partisan movement http://tobuildanation.org Partisan politics won’t fix this problem. To this end, I’ve resigned my membership of Young Progressive Party.
“Nigeria today is approaching its moment of reckoning. We need to focus on solving our problems at their root causes. Electoral reform, voter education for an informed electorate, and constitutional restructuring are the real issues. If we can agree on these, all else can follow.
“If we fix our elections /give our democracy real meaning, our youth will have no excuses not to vote, while they spend their money to vote on @BBNaija!
“Young people should lead the charge for electoral reform. With nearly 70% of Nigeria’s population, Nigeria’s future is young.”
Meanwhile, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the deputy president of the Senate, said that the National Assembly would ensure that card reader is given legal backing in the new electoral act to enhance the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria.
Legit.ng reports that he made this known when he received the Nigerian representatives of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council.
It was gathered that Omo-Agege said it was important that the card reader be made part of the legal regime for elections.
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