Moghalu Dumps YPP
The 2019 presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has resigned his membership of the party.
Moghalu who disclosed his latest move via a series of tweets on his Twitter handle on Monday, has however not joined a new political party.
He instead announced a non-partisan movement and called for reform of the country’s electoral system ahead of the 2023 general election.
In his view, Moghalu called for the implementation of electronic voting, while noting 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.
He called on Nigerian youths to wake up and lead the change the country needs for development.
“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,” the former CBN governor stated.
Without electoral reform which includes electronic voting, our democracy will remain weak. Let’s fix this before 2023. Please join our non-partisan movement https://t.co/TMPQZVwME0 Partisan politics won’t fix this problem. To this end, I’ve resigned my membership of @YPPNational
— Kingsley Moghalu (@MoghaluKingsley) October 14, 2019
Source: Naija News