YPP Presidential Candidate Chides Youth, Quits Active Politics


The candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu in the 2019 presidential candidate has announced his withdrawal from partisan politics, as he labels the Nigerian youth “the biggest disappointment.” Recall that Moghalu, who came 14th position with only 21,886 total votes in the last election, announced his withdrawal during a chat with Arise News TV in Abuja.


The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said he was now going to dedicate his time to a citizens’ movement called Build A Nation (TBAN) which seeks to help in the development of Nigeria’s electoral process.

“I’ve decided to pretty much withdraw from the partisan engagement at this time, the elections are over.

“We’re engaging on a non-partisan basis to a platform called To Build A Nation (TBAN), a citizens’ movement that will campaign for electoral reform and engage in voter education.

“Those are the two things this democracy needs if it is to survive,” Moghalu said.

Asked if he would accept a political appointment if such should come from President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, he said: “If such an appointment is offered, then you reflect on it and make a decision.”

Also, while appearing on a program on Channels TV, he regretted that the young populations did not make their presence felt during the polls.

“The biggest disappointment was with the youths. The youth vote was absent. They make a lot of noise, they rant and rail but you will not see them on the voting day. And when they vote, they don’t vote in line with their rhetoric,” he said.