Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Muoghalu has called for a brand new constitution that will resolve the problems of the country, asserting that the present constitution was not designed to reflect the true status of Nigeria. Muoghalu disclosed this during a political event organized by the “Kwechiri n’ oganiru Anmabra” group in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
“Kwechiri n’ oganiru Anambra” is a socio-political pressure group formed as a result of the desire to demand accountability and curtail the excesses, and abuses of public office holders in the state. Speaking on the theme: “The quest for excellence in governance,” Prof. Muoghalu called on Nigerians to hold their leaders to account for their stewardship. Muoghalu, who was the presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, regretted that Nigeria’s democracy had been bastardized by its leaders.
According to him, “democracy should be government of the people, by the people and for the people. But, it has been hijacked by egocentric politicians who do not have the interest of Nigeria at heart. We now have ritual democracy because it doesn’t depict the meaning of democracy. “What we have today is politics without governance. I don’t see any reason states in Nigeria will not have functional local governments. If you don’t have an effective local government system, it will hamper democracy. “We must make local government the focus of good governance. It is the strength of its institution and tenets of democracy. This has equally affected the civil service system, where they have politicized the civil service.