Professor Kingsley Moghalu, the Young Progressive Party’s (YPP) presidential aspirant, has stated that he will be waiting to receive President Buhari’s concession call on 17 February, 2019, as he emphasized that the country is due for a holistic change in leadership.

The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria made the statement during the ‘To Build a Nation’ (TBAN) townhall meeting held at Banquet Hall, Arewa House in Kaduna on 26 July, 2018.

Speaking on the mass defection ongoing between the major parties in the nation, Professor Moghalu said they are all the same and “it is time for someone new, someone different, someone bold” in 2019. He advised that people should get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to bring about “a new independence; an independence from poverty and tribalism in Nigeria”.

The presidential aspirant also decried the failure of the government to secure lives and properties of the citizenry, stating that “the number one duty that any government should provide for its people is to make them feel safe”. He further highlighted his intention to increase the police workforce from 350,000 to 1,500,000 when elected.

Professor Kingsley Moghalu, the founder of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET) ― a public policy think tank focused on contributing evidence-based solutions to help Nigeria and other African countries achieve inclusive growth and prosperity, revealed that, when elected as President, the country’s economy will run on innovation as “the secret of the wealth and prosperity of the western world is built on through innovation”.

Citing economic case studies of China, Malaysia and Dubai, the YPP presidential aspirant said Nigeria needs a nation builder, suitable economic policies, and appropriate national ambition to restore its global position. “We have no one to blame for the poverty of this country other than our political rulers. It is in their favour for us to be poor so that every four years they can come and buy our votes”, said Moghalu.

He highlighted his plans to transform Nigeria through the implementation of a new curriculum that is technologically driven; the provision of a 1 trillion naira venture capital fund to enable the provision of jobs; and the establishment of vocational skills training centers in all 774 local government areas of Nigeria.

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