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Enriqueta Laing

Bio Statement According to him, "political power in Nigeria is a game that is played by tribal hegemons. They are all seeking hegemony on behalf of their tribe. "These politicians that we should retire in 2019 are only out for one particular thing, which is their stomach. They think that they and their youngsters own Nigeria. "They use ethnicity and religion but when they get the energy, even the members of their ethnic group and the members of their religion do not fare far better. "Our elite use power against the collective interest of the nation. So they use us to get to energy for their selfish purpose", he stated. He emphasised that Nigeria is not yet a nation and the quest for actual nationhood is 1 of the basic challenges facing the country which his presidency is out to address. "Nigeria is not but a nation and we can only develop into excellent when we turn out to be a real nation. Nation developing is a process of producing a national identity using the energy of the state, hence the initially activity that faces this nation is nation constructing and this is one particular of the cardinal programmes of the YPP. "For a leader to be in a position to make a nation, we should rise above the factors that are limiting us. When our worldview is determined by your ethnicity, then you can not develop Nigeria and develop into a component of the dilemma rather than the answer. The implication of this is that older and uneducated men and women are extra favoured to stand for election in Nigeria. My second and major disappointment is the rejection of the introduction of independent candidacy into our electoral method. The original Not Too Young To Run proposal had integrated independent candidacy as a way of genuinely opening up the political space for additional inclusive participation. This was removed totally. I am not even positive it got to the State Assemblies for consideration before it was removed. It is most unfortunate that candidates don’t emerge in our parties on the basis of competence and suitability for the positions they are contesting for. It is ordinarily on the basis of who has the deepest pockets and several times in dollars. This is exactly where the issue of our political leadership emanates from. The rejection of this provision would as a result gravely impede the successful participation of certified young people in the political procedure. Some persons have argued that young individuals ought to get involved in the political parties. When that remains the only solution for now, it is a nicely-known fact that there is no internal democracy in most of our political parties, specifically the key ones. Most of the political parties have been hijacked by the old individuals who have insisted on perpetuating themselves in power - a circumstance partly accountable for our socio-economic underdevelopment. What is common in the emergence of candidates running for office on the platform of these political parties is consensus candidacy. It is a widespread practice in the numerous parties for old persons, who are in control of these parties, to handpick candidates standing for elections. Where then is the fair playing ground for young people today to participate meaningfully in our political course of action? Most of these political parties have godfathers who decide who becomes what. There are states in Nigeria where the governors who are the leaders of their celebration structures handpick these who represent their parties at state and nearby government elections, such as into the Senate and Home of Representatives. Fela Durotoye has emerged as the 2019 presidential consensus candidate under the umbrella of the Presidential Aspirants Coming With each other (PACT). PACT which is the coalition of political parties unanimously elected him as their consensus candidate immediately after an election amongst 11 presidential aspirants who participated in the consensus process. The candidates initially involved in the coalition incorporated Kingsley Moghalu, Yele Sowore, Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, Ahmed Buhari, Tope Fasua, and Sina Fagbenro-Byron. Other people are Eragbe Anslem, Jaye Gaskia, Mathias Tsado, Victor Ani-Laju, Alistair Soyode, Godstime Sidney Iroabuchi, Clement Jimbo, and Elishama Ideh. The election was monitored and observed by Oby Ezekwezili, Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, who described the procedure as transparent and credible. "The truth is, we are superior off and stronger collectively. Our probabilities of delivering a new Nigeria are stronger if we can come collectively & be committed to our collective vision of a new Nigeria than our individual ambitions", he said. He is also an Alumnus of Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program of the prestigious Harvard University, Boston (Massachusetts). He has completed the High Influence Leadership for a Improved Society program at the prestigious Yale University, New Haven (Connecticut). Fela also attended the Future Candidate programme at The Leadership Institute, Arlington (Virginia) all in the United States of America in addition to being a certified leadership coach of the John Maxwell Team. Recall that Dr. Ikubese was originally the presidential aspirant of the National Conscience Celebration ,NCP, but later pulled out following alleging hijacking of the celebration by political jobbers. In a statement on Friday, on the other hand, the visionary presidential aspirant said while he remains a member of ANN, that he would not be attending the convention till the problems he has raised are addressed. Meanwhile, two other aspirants, Dr. Mrs Elishama Ideh who had addressed a Press Conference earlier currently and Fela Durotoye have equally raised equivalent concerns and have equally said they will not be attending the convention till the concerns are addressed. It was learnt on Tuesday that the judge has decided to deliver the judgment on Friday. Justice Abdukadir Abdu-Kafarati announced his withdrawal from the case in the open court on March 22, 2016, when judgment in the suit was to be delivered. Justice Abdu-Kafarati, though withdrawing from the case, mentioned his integrity had been maligned by the reports and the honourable factor for him to do was to disqualify himself from the case. The judge, who quoted copiously the on the net reports, stated he had been caught among two devils, as his choices to either rule in favour or against Saraki would outcome into incorrect interpretation by the reading public. Saraki’s lawyer, Mr. Ajibola Oluyede, had subsequently petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, asking him (the Chief Judge) to persuade Justice Abdu-Kafarati to go ahead to deliver the ready judgment. As 2019 basic elections draws nearer, it is pertinent for Nigeria and Nigerians to look for a viable and sharp personality who doubles as a technocrats to pilot the affairs of our fantastic Nation progressively and positively. Getting involved in active politics as a group positioned to make decisions in the electoral Reformation and development of our nation Nigeria, we have never ever supported a candidate for an elective position, in any election, primarily based on celebration affiliation. Our stoic position is that when every pretensions are set aside it becomes apparent that political parties in Nigeria are not so different from every other all have the very good eggs and the undesirable ones. No single celebration can deign to be from God. There is a great chance for Nigerians in this coming 2019 elective year, especially for the improvement and total Reformation in our country. It is an opportunity to do far more than just be heard but be noticed and felt placing their weight on the scales to see that the ideal balance is struck in the election. It is an chance that if missed may perhaps be miserably irretrievable anytime quickly. This excellent opportunity is Professor Kingsley Moghalu. Nigeria given that it is creation has under no circumstances had somebody of Professor Kingsley Moghalu’s pedigree to vie for the President of this Nation and this is beyond perception, but statement of fact. PROFESSOR KINGSLEY MOGHALU (OON) is a complete, extraordinary individual, with a head properly screwed on his shoulders. He is fearless however humble, he is competent and selfless. He has demonstrated his commitment to progress as a private and corporate person, and totally understands the onus and duty power begets. Professor Kingsley Moghalu is a Political Economist, Lawyer and former United Nations official, he is also a Professor of Practice in International Company and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He left his private profession as a Public Speaker and Author of Diverse books exactly where he would be paid in dollars and took up public service as the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. An act which amongst other innuendos points to an person with his priorities and sense of service pointed in the ideal direction. He is not a regular politician, he is not a career politician, he does not play dirty politics, to crown it all, he is not a Politician at all. His kind is definitely uncommon. That we at Progressive Group of Nigeria is calling upon Professor Moghalu to contest for the President of Nigeria right now is a blessing and a statement to this generation, and we need to take this uncommon chance seriously. Professor Kingsley Moghalu is not a political small business man, undoubtedly not one particular coming to construct a political empire he does not require it. If something, this sprite personage’s entrance is one turned towards service. Naetochukwu Chikwe popularly identified as Naeto C, is a Nigerian rapper and record producer. He is the son of a former Minister of Aviation, Kema Chikwe, who is presently the Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland. David Adeleke popularly known as Davido is a sensational Nigerian singer and song writer, who is one particular of those young Nigerian artists that has swept the Nigerian entertainment scene with his outstanding hit songs. His father, Dr. Deji Adeleke is the chairman of Keplo-Pacific Energy Pacific, a business which is into banking, steel, power and energy. Davido’s father is also the founder and pro-chancellor of Adeleke University, Ede in Osun State. Davido’s uncle, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, is a former Governor of Osun State. The Commanding Officer of the Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Isidore Ominaso Amah, stated this on Wednesday when the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olanisakin, visited the battalion to assess its readiness in disaster management. According to him, this concern is mainly because of the heated political debate atmosphere occasioned by Ganduje and Kwankwaso’s rift. He assured that the 73 Battalion have a prominent part to play, adding that it has mapped out plans of evacuation, reception and protection of displaced persons who ordinarily thronged to barrack throughout crisis. According to him, the 73 Battalion remains poised for active participation in disaster management, adding that the battalion covers Jigawa State and 14 local government places of Kano State. He mentioned his battalion had mapped out modern strategic plans of managing disaster, in spite of the challenges they were facing and also reiterated the commitment of his battalion in prompt response to disasters anytime the will need arises. Speaking also, the Director Basic of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Mustapha Maihaja, re-affirmed the commitment of his agency in ensuring the establishment of functional disaster rescue units aimed at effecting a prompt response to disaster management nationwide. The 'Not Also Young To Run' movement has dissociated itself from the formal declaration by Bukola Saraki to run for president on the platform of the opposition party, PDP. Mr Saraki, the senate president, formally created his intention identified at an occasion organised by the group on Thursday in Abuja. The group, which champions youth participation in politics, said it was disappointed by Mr Saraki's selection as its apolitical programme was not meant for such. PREMIUM Occasions by its convener, Samson Itodo. Read the full statement below. The young aspirants advocated for a reduction in the cost of celebration nomination forms and requested the celebration to uphold internal democracy in the conduct of party primaries. In his response, the Chairman of the PDP assured the young aspirants of their assistance for youth candidacy in the forthcoming primaries. Whilst addressing participants at the town hall, Senator Saraki declared his intention to run for the office of the President in the 2019 elections. The movement wishes to express its disappointment with Senator Saraki for usurping a platform developed for young aspirants to dialogue with celebration leadership to advance his individual political ambition. We strongly condemn this act by the President of the Senate and dissociates ourselves from this political move. As noted earlier, the movement reaffirms its identity as a non-partisan citizen led movement devoted to the defense democracy, political inclusion and transformative leadership. The movement restates its commitment to sustain its engagement with political parties to guarantee youth candidacy and democratic party primaries. Led by former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and other prime members of the APC, particularly at the National Assembly, the new group will formally announce its departure from the ruling party by Friday. According to the source, a single of the leaders of Kwakwansiyya, a political group of Kwankwaso, "I don’t think several of us are comfy with the slow pace of their political activities. So we have decided to move on. We have much less than seven months to the basic election and we can not engage in an endless speak with APC. He disclosed that the emerging political group has completed the constitution of its interim committee and would be announced ahead of Friday and early next week.