The presidential aspirant under the Young Progressive Party (YPP) Professor Kingsley Moghalu says that he has no interest in being a politician but a leader, stating that there should be no retreat nor surrender in the quest to take back the nation from the “old and recycled politicians who have no soul.”
Moghalu made the statement during the ‘To Build a Nation’ town hall meeting at the National Centre for Women Development in Garki, Abuja on Tuesday.
Speaking at the event, the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria also said that 2019 will be a defining moment in the nation’s history, as Nigerians will have to “make a choice between poverty and prosperity; between stability and lack of cohesion; between security and insecurity”.
He emphasized that Nigerians are ready to send old politicians into retirement during the 2019 elections by voting the right way, the leadership way, stating that the instrument to make that choice is the Permanent Voters Card.
Decrying the lack of leaders with a worldview, Professor Moghalu said, “We will rebuild this country into a nation. We will set out a national ambition, a world view for this county and we will no longer continue to worship the God of small things such as oil and tribalism.”
He further stated his intention to run an innovation-led and development-driven country, while also growing the economy by launching a 1 trillion Naira venture capital fund to invest in new businesses for young entrepreneurs.
Upon being elected as President, Professor Moghalu explained that the federal government would also set up a skills acquisition Centre in all the 774 local governments in the country so that citizens can gain the skills to become great.
He also promised to increase the budgetary allocation for education from the current 7 per cent to 20 per cent and healthcare allocation from 3 per cent to 15 per cent.