Nigeria Not Doing Well Because It Lack Indices Of Good Governance – Moghalu

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By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka 

Former presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 general election, Professor Kingsley Moghalu on Monday, said that Nigeria is not doing well because of the lack of indices for good governance.

He reeled out the indices of good governance to include, accountability, transparency, inclusiveness, effectiveness and efficiency are apparently non-existent in the governance of the nation.

He said, “Nigeria has a governance problem which are the remote causes of insecurity, high rate of poverty, increasing inflation rate as well as a host of other anomalies. These are responsible for the gross ineffectiveness of the incumbent federal government.

Democracy can not work if millions of Nigerians themselves do not take responsibility for the outcome of elections. 

“Nigerians only vote for political parties and not individuals. Democracy can be more meaningful in the country when citizens begin to vote for individuals based on their pedigree and track records.”

Moghalu described Nigerian politicians as a set of characters without shame and self-worth saying that the country is the way it is because politicians no longer have recourse for morality and accountability.

According to him, the attitude of politicians have resulted in maladministration, syphoning of public money through conduit pipes and leaving Nigerians in abject penury, squalor and poverty.

The former presidential candidate who made the statement while delivering a keynote speech at an event organised by a political pressure group known as Kwechiri Na Oganiru Anambra tagged ” Anambra: The Quest For Excellence In Governance” held at ASUU NAU Secretariat Awka.

While saying that there is hope for the country, he stressed that the hope depends on Nigerians to elect a government that will not just win an election but can also govern the country.

He maintained that the only solution to Nigeria’s problem is for the people to hold government accountable add that the best place to hold government accountable apart from protests and petitions is at the polls.

“It is barely 18 months away to the 2023 general election and there is a dire need for Nigerians to resolve that they have had enough of the nonsense going on. 

“Nigerian democracy is a government of politicians, by politicians and for politicians only. This a corruption of democracy”, he added.

On his part, the Anambra-South coordinator of Kwechiri Na Oganiru Anambra, Mr. Uzodimma Enzo Nzeribe said that the need for good governance, justice and fairness in the administration of the country can not be underestimated.

He said that Nigerian citizens have been relegated to the background for too long; saying that the time has come for them to take their destiny in their own hands by changing the existing change in the 2023 general elections.

Nzeribe said that history will be fair to the Governor Willie Obiano administration for building an airport and other legacy projects to boost economy of the state even as he observed the need for further improvements on the governance of the state.

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