#2019Debate: Moghalu To Sowore - "I Won't Bear Burden Of Your Exclusion"
"75 parties cannot be invited to a debate. INEC should take note of this problem. It is one of the things that happen when you begin to register brief case political parties".
That's according to the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu.
He made this known on Sunday while appearing on #Bounce60Minutes.
Moghalu said this while responding to the call made by the presidential candidate of the AAC, Omoyele Sowore demanding that he turns down the invitation to be included on the Presidential debate organized by BON on January 19, 2019.
"The decision (to exclude Sowore) was taken by those who organized the debate. They have explained their criteria. They have made a public statement.
"Having expressed sympathy for him and some others in a similar position, I don't think the burden should now be place on me to address the issue.
"The burden is on those who made the decision. I don't think it is fair to place me on the stand for having being invited to a debate because I worked hard and established my party's prominence.
"Let me be very frank with you. Today in Nigeria on the ground the YPP is the third force after the APC and PDP", he said.
Prof. Moghalu also described himself as the leading candidate among the first time politicians heading to the polls on February 16, 2019.
"Several polls have shown that apart from the non-traditional politicians - we call ourselves the alternatives and I am the leading alternative candidate", he added.