Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Young Progressive Party’s presidential aspirant, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has slammed the recent defections by members of the National Assembly, emphasizing that both parties are filled by the same politicians without a vision for the country.
According to the Founder, Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation, “the political crisis engulfing the ruling All Progressive’s Congress (APC), demonstrated by the reported attempt to prevent the smooth functioning of the National Assembly and the defections of the members of National Assembly to the People’s Democratic Party tell us one thing: that the APC is a kettle and the PDP is a pot. Both are one and the same”.
The ruling party, on Tuesday, 24 July, 2018, became the minority in the upper chamber as fifteen senators elected on the platform of the party joined the People’s Democratic Party. Thirty-six members of the All Progressives’ Congress in the House of Representatives also defected to join the People’s Democratic Party.
“Our recycled political nomads criss-cross between both parties at their pleasure and convenience, loyal only to their vested interest to continue “chopping” while our country remains the poverty capital of the world”, said Professor Kingsley Moghalu.
“This is why I am running for President. We have no alternative but to break with the past, dump these visionless politicians and move into a better future with leaders truly committed to service to the people,” he said.
The candidate also explained that the Nigerians need a future with jobs for millions of the unemployed, functioning hospitals and schools that will produce young people equipped for the 21st century, stating that a new Third Force of competent and committed young Nigerians will take us there.