By Chris Ochayi
ABUJA: The presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party, YPP, Professor Kingsley Moghalu has expressed optimism that he will win the presidential polls, slated for this Saturday.
Professor Moghalu, who spoke to Vanguard on his chances and expectation ahead of the Saturday elections, said his chances of emerging the next elected president are bright.
Noting that it is a deserving victory, the former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, said his presidency would serve as a path for Nigeria renaissance and emancipation of the Nigerian masses from poverty, diseases to surplus and greatness.
He said, “My vision for the country rests on a tripod, to heal Nigeria and build a nation; to break the backbone of poverty and to lead Nigeria to economic transformation and thirdly, to restore Nigeria standing in the world.”
Moghalu while urging the electorate to reject presidential candidates of All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari and PDP’s Atiku Abubakar candidates during the polls, said both candidates are spent forces and have nothing new to offer the nation.
He particularly argued that Atiku and Buhari must be rejected following their refusal to appear at a debate recently organised for the presidential candidates of all the political parties, adding, “It is an indication of absolute contempt and disrespect for Nigerian citizens.”
According to him, “I think therefore that the 2019 election is a choice between the future and the past. I believe that any vote for the APC or the PDP in this election is a wasted vote.
“Why is a wasted vote? It is a wasted vote because if they were to win, it will be four years of the same nothingness, four years of emptiness. In the case of the APC, four years of recycling poverty, four years of incompetence, four years of divisiveness and nepotism.
“In the case of the PDP, four years of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, four years if the failure of their 16 years record, four years of enriching friends and cronies.”
Moghalu, therefore declared, “I offer myself once again as a path for Nigeria renaissance, as the path to Nigeria resurgence, as the emancipation of the Nigerian masses and in that context the election is an emancipation of struggle.
“It is more than just an election; it is a choice between freedom and slavery at the hands of our recycled politicians.
“My vision for the count rests on a tripod, to heal Nigeria and build a nation; to break the backbone of poverty and to lead Nigeria to economic transformation and thirdly, to restore Nigeria standing in the world. That is what we are going to do.”
On foundational approach to tackles challenges against the Nigerian state if he wins, he said, “For any president to be able to rescue this country and lay a solid foundation, that president must be very educated, that person must have a philosophical world view, and a practical capacity for policy formation and implementation
“So it is not enough that you have been a politician for many years, it doesn’t make you a leader. Politics in Nigeria is about rigging and winning elections, it is not about progress of Nigeria.
“We must now begin to dismantle the political industrial complex that has existed in this country for the past twenty years. Politics is the biggest business in town and the people get no governance, all they get in return is poverty, joblessness, insecurity. It will end under the YPP presidency.”