Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Moghalu: Our votes were stolen but we won’t go to court

Moghalu: Our votes were stolen but we won’t go to court

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), has alleged that his party's votes were stolen, suppressed and diverted during the February 23 election.Speaking with The Interview, an online news platform, Moghalu said he had credible indications of the electoral fraud.According to the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Moghalu polled 21,886 votes.The YPP presidential [...]

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    ‘Akwa Ibom under siege’ — group raises the alarm

‘Akwa Ibom under siege’ — group raises the alarm

The Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has raised alarm following reports of influx of armed political thugs and deployment of more regular security forces into the state, two days to the governorship and state house of assembly elections.Addressing reporters in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday, Emmanuel Sam, leader of AILM, decried the alleged importation of suspected armed militants from Edo [...]

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    Soyinka endorses Moghalu — after rejecting Buhari, Atiku

Soyinka endorses Moghalu — after rejecting Buhari, Atiku

Wole Soyinka, foremost playwright, says he and Citizen Forum, a group convened by him, are supporting the bid of Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP).Soyinka said this in a statement on Friday.The development is coming days after the scholar said he would not support either President Muhammadu Buhari or Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Ooni of Ife asks Moghalu to ‘fire on’

Ooni of Ife asks Moghalu to ‘fire on’

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni of Ife, has asked Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), to "fire on".According to Jide Akintunde, spokesman of YPP presidential campaign council, the ooni said this when he received Moghalu at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun state, on Friday.Moghalu was at the palace to pay homage to the monarch. The visit was part of [...]

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    I’m open to coalition, says Durotoye after Oby exits presidential race

I’m open to coalition, says Durotoye after Oby exits presidential race

Fela Durotoye, presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), says he is ready to withdraw from the race for a consensus candidate.In an Instagram post on Thursday, Durotoye said he is ready to support either of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), and Kingsley Moghalu, Young Progressive Party (YPP), to win the presidential elections "for [...]

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    ‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

The absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential debate did not come as a surprise to some yet the comments poured in from different angles.Citing Buhari's absence, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made a last-minute decision to withdraw from the exercise.It ended up being between Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Peoples Party (YPP),  Fela Durotoye of [...]

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    I’ve spent N200m of my personal money to run for president, says Moghalu

I’ve spent N200m of my personal money to run for president, says Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says he has spent over N200 million of his "personal money" on the bid to emerge Nigeria's president.He said his party will fund its campaign through voluntary contributions of its members and the public, adding that he does not have a political godfather."I joined politics to run for the presidency [...]

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    Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has kicked against the "false narrative" that there are only two candidates for the presidential election.He said it is fake news to portray President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the two contenders for the February 16 poll.Moghalu made the remark on Wednesday while speaking at the fake [...]

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    Moghalu tackles Osinbajo, asks Nigerians to reject tribalism

Moghalu tackles Osinbajo, asks Nigerians to reject tribalism

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of  making "disappointing appeal to tribalism".He said this while reacting to Osinbajo's comment that the people of the south-west should vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 so that power can return to the region in 2023.The presidential candidate said he least expected such from [...]

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    Sowore campaign asks Moghalu, Ezekwesili to boycott presidential debate

Sowore campaign asks Moghalu, Ezekwesili to boycott presidential debate

The campaign organisation of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) has asked Oby Ezekwesili, Kingsley Moghalu and Fela Durotoye to boycott the presidential debate slated for January 19, 2019.Ezekwesili is the presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN); Moghalu is the candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) and Durotoye is of the Alliance for New Nigeria [...]

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    Here is what the Nigerian voter really wants!

Here is what the Nigerian voter really wants!

What does the average Nigerian voting adult want? Nothing? Absolutely nothing?Over the past few months, many friends and colleagues have asked me questions like: "Who are we voting for?" "Who will win the 2019 election?" " Who are we supporting?" My answers have varied from question to question to question. To the first, I say, "I don't know. Who do [...]

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    Gesto, daughter of ex-Kano senator, is Moghalu’s running mate

Gesto, daughter of ex-Kano senator, is Moghalu’s running mate

Umma Getso has been announced as the running mate of Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).Gesto is the daughter of Abdullahi Getso. Giwa Getso was elected a senator in 1983 on the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN).Getso, 37, is from Kano state and a business entrepreneur who co-founded the National Progressive Movement (NPM). [...]

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    Ezekwesili and new generation presidential hopefuls

Ezekwesili and new generation presidential hopefuls

Even by the sheer reason of venture, the number and quality of aspirations to Nigeria’s Presidency in the 2019 elections should excite and give a sense of satisfaction that democracy is gradually taking roots in the country.Democracy is after all a mark of liberalisation of political power, the ability of every constitutionally-enabled national to aspire to rule their country regardless [...]

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    Moghalu: N18,000 is poverty wage — but above N30,000 will create massive inflation

Moghalu: N18,000 is poverty wage — but above N30,000 will create massive inflation

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says there will be "massive" inflation if a minimum wage of over N30,000 is approved.Organised labour is agitating for an increment of the present N18,000 minimum wage to N30,000, and a proposal to the effect has been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.Commenting on the development in an interview with journalists at the [...]

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    ‘Nigeria not yet a nation’ — Moghalu makes case for restructuring

‘Nigeria not yet a nation’ — Moghalu makes case for restructuring

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP), says Nigeria is not yet a nation.Moghalu said this on Monday while speaking at the sixth annual conference of the Nigerian Political Science Association (south-east).The conference held at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu state.The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said Nigeria is a nation waiting [...]

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    Moghalu: APC, PDP can’t fix Nigeria… I’m the man for the job

Moghalu: APC, PDP can’t fix Nigeria… I’m the man for the job

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections, says he is the best man for the job. In a statement on Tuesday, Moghalu said Nigeria needs a visionary leader who would turn the fortunes of the country around and build a "real nation".He said the country cannot keep "recycling the same old politicians" who [...]

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