The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu.
To Build a Nation (TBAN), the nationwide non-partisan residents motion based by Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential candidate within the 2019 normal elections and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has introduced the kick-off of its marketing campaign for a million signatures to a petition to the National Assembly for elementary electoral reforms in Nigeria.
In separate letters addressed to Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, and Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Moghalu acknowledged:
“As a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and with the understanding of my constitutional role and duty as a citizen, I am writing to petition the National Assembly on the need to immediately ensure the fundamental reform
of the legal framework governing our electoral process in order to safeguard our democracy and to strengthen our democratic institutions.”
Professor Moghalu referred to as on all Nigerians who need a deep reform of the authorized framework for the nation’s electoral system to hitch by downloading and signing a replica of the petition, which is offered on TBAN’s web site.
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According to the assertion, the petition requires digital accreditation of all voters, digital collation of all votes, digital transmission of votes from polling items, and the authorized empowerment of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to undertake digital and digital voting in pilot phases by 2023 and totally by 2027.
The petition additionally referred to as for eligible Nigerians within the diaspora to be allowed to train their political franchise by voting digitally in Nigerian elections by 2023.
Prof. Moghalu, who’s a former senior official of the United Nations and a Professor of Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, USA, resigned his membership of the YPP in October 2019 and convened TBAN in an effort to marketing campaign for electoral and political reforms on a non-partisan foundation.
The motion is devoted to advocacy and mobilisation for the entrenchment of democratic beliefs, together with making residents’ votes to depend and a extra knowledgeable citizens.
TBAN additionally advocates decrease price of governance, and for a constitutional restructuring of Nigeria again to true federalism.