The presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party in the 2019 Presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has left the Young Progressive Party (YPP).
Moghalu announced his departure from the party on Monday via his official account on popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter.
Moghalu, a former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), called for reform of the country’s electoral system ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“Without electoral reform which includes electronic voting, our democracy will remain weak. Let’s fix this before 2023,” he wrote.
“Please join our non-partisan movement http://tobuildanation.org Partisan politics won’t fix this problem.
“To this end, I’ve resigned my membership of Young Progressive Party.
“Nigeria today is approaching its moment of reckoning. We need to focus on solving our problems at their root causes.
“Electoral reform, voter education for an informed electorate, and constitutional restructuring are the real issues.
“If we can agree on these, all else can follow.
“If we fix our elections/give our democracy real meaning, our youth will have no excuses not to vote, while they spend their money to vote on @BBNaija!
“Young people should lead the charge for electoral reform.
“With nearly 70% of Nigeria’s population, Nigeria’s future is young.”