To Build a Nation (TBAN), has kicked-off of its campaign for one million signatures to petition the National Assembly for fundamental electoral reform in Nigeria.
In the separate letters addressed to Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, and Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Prof. Moghalu calls for electronic accreditation of all voters, electronic collation of all votes, electronic transmission of votes from polling units, and the legal empowerment of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic and digital voting in pilot phases by 2023 and fully by 2027.
The movement is dedicated to advocacy and mobilization for the entrenchment of democratic ideals, including making citizens’ votes to count and a more informed electorate.
TBAN is governed by a Board of Directors comprising Prof. Moghalu; Maryanne Moghalu, a lawyer and social entrepreneur; Farouk Shehu, a former Director in the CBN; Jide Akintunde, a development professional and publisher; Tope Fasua, an economist and the founder and presidential candidate of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP); Ann Nnena Ahukanna, a lawyer and entrepreneur; Umma
Getso, an entrepreneur, advocate for girl-child education and political activist who was the Vice- Presidential candidate on Moghalu’s ticket in the 2019 election; Dr. Emeka Ujam, a former Member of the House of Representatives; and Charles Orbih, a United States-based cybersecurity expert. Jude Feranmi Adejuwon is the Executive Director of TBAN.
Prof. Moghalu, is also 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, was the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections.