According to the professor of economics, Nigeria has reached a tipping point as all spheres of the state has broken down.
He insisted that the political elite do not care about the state of insecurity, the dwindling economy, the incessant strikes by university lecturers, the poor state of the health system, noting that “cries for self-determination fill the air in response to fundamental injustice”.
Claiming that “our country can no longer speak confidently in the gathering of nations”, Mogahlu stated that it is time for Nigeria to have a competent, visionary president who would accommodate all Nigerians and work towards uniting the country in a bid to quell secessionist agitations.
He disclosed that he is running again for the office of the president in the interest of “the youth”.
The statement read: “Only the emergence of visionary, competent and inclusive national leadership, on the one hand, and a fundamental restructuring of Nigeria based on a new people’s constitution, on the other, can arrest Nigeria’s ongoing disorderly and violent degeneration into a completely failed state. We were not born to be miserable and to die miserable. Enough is Enough!
“It is now more than ever necessary that we elect in 2023 a leader who is TRULY committed and has the capacity to initiate the constitutional restructuring of Nigeria. A leader who is competent to secure our lives and property, successfully manage our diversity, save our economy, and restore our international respect.
“For the sake of the youth of our country — including my four children — whose future is being drowned in reckless foreign borrowing, and for the sake of all Nigerians suffering and seeking a clear alternative to the status quo, I intend — with all humility — to present myself — again — as a candidate for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.”
Moghalu unveiled his four-point agenda for office, which he tagged “SWAG agenda for 21st century”.
The economist stated that if elected, he would focus on ensuring security for all Nigerians, tackling poverty, providing improved education and healthcare and entrenching transparency in governance.
The statement read: “If elected, I will run a government with a dream team of highly competent Nigerians from all parts of our country. Along with strengthened, independent institutions, we will deliver results on a 4-point agenda in four years (4 by 4):
“— Security for all Nigerians and Nigeria’s territory
“— War against poverty: skills, jobs for our youth, and an innovation economy;
“— Accelerated education and healthcare reform;
“— Good governance: inclusive, transparent, effective, and accountable.
“This is my SWAG Agenda for a 21st century Nigeria. I seek the support of all compatriots — of everyone who is tired of our present national situation. We also need the energy and support of our youth, the middle class, entrepreneurs, and our compatriots in the diaspora.”
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