Moghalu: Young people leave Nigeria due to economic frustration

Moghalu: Young people leave Nigeria due to economic frustration

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and ex-presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu, has stated that young people leave the country due to economic frustration.

He stated this on Sunday, October 18, while speaking at an interview with Channels Television.

Moghalu said, “My family has always been international by virtue of my career and my kids all want to come home to Nigeria.

“That is why they encourage me in my political career because they feel that if I can win, I can lead the creation of a Nigeria to which they can return to very happily. And many other families return to.

“Look at young people in this country, everyone wants to go, leave the country because there is so much misery, so much economic frustration.

“And I don’t blame them for leaving. My heart goes out to those young people. I want to lead the creation of a new Nigeria to which they can return.”

Moghalu was a presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party in the 2019 presidential election.

However, he has also declared his intentions to run for Nigerian President in the 2023 elections. As a result, Moghalu recently joined the Action Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, Sen. George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs has stated; it is almost certain that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over the Benue Government House in 2023.

Akume said this when he spoke at the end of the APC state congress in Makurdi on Sunday, October 17.

According to Akume, the successful conduct of the congress was an indication; that the party was set to legitimately take over power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.

1st News reports Mr Austin Agada was elected as the state APC chairman at the congress.

Mr Abubakar Mohammed, Chairman of the Electoral Committee who declared the result on Sunday in Makurdi, said that Agada polled 1,385 votes to beat his opponent, Mr Omale Omale, who boycotted the election.

Mohammed explained that 1,500 delegates voted at the election; adding that other newly elected officials emerged unopposed.

He commended the leaders of the party in the state for the maturity they exhibited during the congress.

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