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Without electoral reform, our democracy will remain weak─Moghalu
He resigns from YPP
KINGSLEY Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Presidential Candidate of the Youth Progressive Party during the 2019 presidential election has resigned from his political party, calling for electoral reformation that would strengthen the country’s democracy.
The professor of International Business and Public Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in Massachusetts of USA, made this known on his Twitter handle on Monday.
He said Nigeria should embark on electoral reform, voter education for an informed electorate and constitutional restructuring to fix the loopholes in the electoral processes.
“If we can agree on these, all else can follow.
“Nigeria today is approaching its moment of reckoning. We need to focus on solving our problems at their root causes,” said the former United Nations staff.
Also, he noted that electronic voting should be considered in Nigeria to make subsequent elections strong.
Without electoral reform, our democracy will remain weak- Moghalu.
If the democracy were given real meaning, according to him, Nigerian youth would have no excuse not to vote.
Young people should lead the charge for electoral reform, he added. “With nearly 70 per cent of Nigeria’s population, Nigeria’s future is young.”
Moghalu urged people to join a non-partisan movement tagged “To Build A Nation” as he said partisan politics would not fix Nigerian’s problem.
Moghalu during the recently concluded election had a total vote of 21,866 of the more than 27 million votes. He had not secured up to 0.1 per cent of the votes in the election.