Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has emerged the presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP) during the party’s national convention and presidential primaries.
Moghalu, former United Nations official, emerged at the party’s national convention held in Abuja yesterday after other presidential candidates stepped down from the race, noting that his campaign would be designed to build Nigeria.
Speaking after he was officially declared the party’s flagbearer to contest for the presidency against the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, Moghalu stressed the importance of putting the concerns of Nigerians at the forefront of the political debate.
Moghalu noted that the 2019 election would be a choice between freedom and slavery under the current political class, between poverty and real prosperity for Nigerians, and between stability and continuing instability of our country.
He said: “Right now, our politicians, having fed fat on our resources, are exercising by practising ‘jumpology’, jumping between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which only tells us one thing: that neither party nor people matter.
“In the end, all they care about is what is best for their pockets or their safety from prosecution. It is up to us to make the case that their way does not work anymore; that it has only left us in poverty and insecurity; that it has led to many fleeing this country because they feel there is nothing for them and their children here.”
Moghalu, also, emphasised the need for Nigerians “to ignore the prevalent thinking that things cannot get better, or wishing for political messiahs who promise to set everything right.”