FORMER Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Kingsley Moghalu has called on the masses to wake up from their political inertia to be able to get rid of their protracted sufferings.
Moghalu, a Professor of Political Economics and also the Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP in the 2019 general election made the remarks on his social media handle on Wednesday, and charged the masses to change from their sluggishness to using their franchise judiciously towards ending their miseries.
“Nigeria’s suffering citizens who have to endure the daylight robbery of our resources by our politicians and government officials, and still support this same class to return to power every four years, will wake up one day. Else we live in “hope” or await divine intervention”, Moghalu stated.
He emphasized that it is absurd and unacceptable for the masses to continue to queue behind greedy and selfish politicians every now and then during elections, who have nothing to bring to the table or plan for them, yet, they support them cheaply but only to begin to lament of sufferings when the politicians abandon them to their fate after winning elections.
The former presidential candidate said that masses ought to have learnt from their past that the system operates by garbage-in, garbage-out stressing that politicians that lack managerial capacity, credibility and vision for transformation for the masses cannot overnight have it after mounting the podium as policymakers irrespective of their appearances and desires.
He said that ‘Nemo dat quod non Habet’ rule which is translated in Latin as ‘no one gives what he doesn’t have‘ will always have its way as a natural phenomenon in governance, hence, a need to make the haste while the sun shines.
Whilst expressing disappointment on the corrupt political system, he cited a maxim “When plunder becomes a way of life by a group of men in the society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it” – Frederic Bastiat.