The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the political will to secure the nation.Speaking on Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today’ on Monday in Lagos Moghalu said that he possessed “the political will to secure Nigeria” and that “President Muhammadu Buhari does not have the political will to secure this nation.”
He lamented that Boko Haram and herders attacks still persist in the nation and attributed this development to the lack of competence and political will of the government.
According to him, the real political will is not there, the competence is not there and there is a lot of parochialism in the security management of Nigeria.
“All the security agencies in this country, almost 99 percent of them are headed by people from one part of the country. This is one of the reasons why this country is not secured,” he said.
Moghalu, who was a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, also decried the high level of the poverty rate, calling for the right policies to address the situation.
He promised to initiate good innovations and ideas that would create better opportunities for Nigerians if elected President.
Moghalu noted that the fundamental aspect of the Nigerian economy is not functioning properly and that is why poverty is so high. You manage the economy with a vision.
“There are three things that will make Nigeria’s economy function very well. Once I get into office as President, I will ensure those things are in place – property rights, innovation, the capital. That is how a capitalist economy function.
“None of those three things exists in the Nigerian economy. How can the economy function well,” he said.