Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu on Monday announced his resignation from the party.
Announcing his resignation from the party in which he vied for public office on his twitter handle, @MoghaluKingsley, Moghalu called for the restructuring of the country’s democratic system before the 2023 general election.
He contended that unless the election process is rejigged, the country’s democracy would remain weak, adding that, “Without electoral reform which includes electronic voting, our democracy will remain weak. Let’s fix this before 2023.
He continued on his twitter handle: “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.
Moghalu said that, “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 further explained that, “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!
Moghalu emphasised that, “Young people should lead the charge for electoral reform. With nearly 70% of Nigeria’s population, Nigeria’s future is young.”