- Says the reason for not contesting Buhari’s reelection was personal.
- Moghalu says Nigeria turning into a failed state.
Prof. Kingsley MoghalU, the presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the last election has revealed why he did not challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at Presidential Election Tribunal.
Moghalu, who alleged that his votes were stolen, stated that his reason was personal and not because the people’s votes counted, adding that going to court to because over the matter was not the wisest action.
Speaking at the weekend during the launch of a book written by the Bishop of the Niger Diocese, Anambra state, Rev. Dr. Owen Nwokolo at Ascension Church, Isiafor, Obosi, the former Central Bank Deputy Governor called on the Judiciary to stand firm in saving democracy in the case between Buhari and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku at the Tribunal.
“I did not think it was the best thing to do at that time. The PDP came second at the election, they went to court! I felt that’s okay, also by the time you are not APC, you are not PDP and a small party such as we are, I said our votes were stolen and I stand by it and also said that even if all our votes properly counted, we would not have won the election.
“Nevertheless, the votes were not properly counted but I chose not go to court. It was a simple, practical decision that I made; I didn’t think it was the wisest cause of action at that time.” He said.
Speaking on the reliability of the tribunal, Moghalu said Nigerians can only hope that the judicial system will stand this test they are going through and the country is going into a failed state.
“I think we can only make that judgement at the end of the day. The areas President Buhari should focus on are security and economy.
“This country is moving, drifting into a failed state. With the security situation, we have in Nigeria today if it is not corrected the fact that the state is failing us is staring us in the face.
“So, it is imperative on the government to perform its number one duty to secure the lives of the citizen of Nigeria and then, the economy. Poverty is obvious in this country and it is a shame that Nigeria with all our human resources is judged the poverty capital of the world.”