A former Deputy-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, has said that Nigerians can collectively kick against corruption by disgracing those perceived to be sharing the nation’s treasury.
The presidential aspirant said this on Tuesday in his address on The Platform, a programme organised by The Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos.
“We can disgrace those who are the sharers of our national cake. Those who believe that they are the custodians of the limit of our possibilities, we can disgrace and send them into retirement which they have refused to go,” he said.
Moghalu said further that politicians who are considered old should be sent packing and questioned the leadership skills of Nigerian politicians amidst poverty and other challenges in the country.
According to him, young population should take advantage of the forthcoming 2019 elections and vote for their desired leaders.
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“Let us send the recycled politicians politely back to their villages. Are we not afraid of what we manage?
“Are we not afraid of the leaders that we have in this country? Are you billionaires not tired of the country that you have to explain and defend at the World Economic Forum?” he questioned.
Moghalu explained further that his decision to contest for the highest political office is passion driven. He said he is tired of the way things are run in the country.
While criticising some leaders considered to be selfish, he called on the masses to use the power of the ballot in the 2019 elections.
“I don’t want to be that big man who is in the four by four, drowning in the pot-holes and chatting on the cell phones to pretend not to be in the potholes.
“That is what we have in Nigeria. We grow rich and successful, forgetting the average person. In fact, our recycled political class whom we must overthrow in a democratic revolution at the ballot box come 2019, all they exist for is that our people remain poor,” Moghalu said.
Moghalu’s comments come 24 hours after President Donald Trump praised President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts in the war against corruption.
“Nigeria has a reputation for very massive corruption. I also know that the President (Buhari) has been able to cut that down very substantially. We talked about that, he is working on it and they have made a lot of progress and I think they will continue to make a lot of progress,” Trump said.
Trump said this cut down on corruption in Nigeria will attract investors from the United States to Nigeria.