Former Governor James Ibori of Delta State has bared his mind on President Muhammadu Buhari…“Age has nothing to do with good leadership.”
“This age-related argument should not be aimed at Buhari. The constitution gives him the right to seek the presidency for two terms. The argument for and against him should be based on his record of achievement.”
“The young ones need to make the necessary sacrifice, study the problems facing the society, master how to solve the problems of the various parts of the Nigerian federation.”
“Has the youth trumped the old in behaviour, morality, leadership, integrity and frugality? How have our youth fared in the professions, the military and the civil service? Do they even hold out any hope for the nation?”
“The election of a Macron in France may have galvanised a section of Nigerians to think that the time is now. Macron did not contest for office solely on the basis of being a ‘youth’; he ran in a national election based on concrete ideas.”
“Chukwuma Nzeogwu was 28 years old when he oversaw January 15, 1966, coup. Ironically, the problem of Nigeria has been caused, in large part, by exuberant young men who were at the helm of affairs in the first decade of the nation’s independence”.