Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has warned Nigerians against electing individuals who are above 70 years of age as president in 2023.
He said that rather of electing individuals who are old enough to be grandfather, Nigerians ought to elect a young adult as president in 2023.
Makinde made this disclosure on Tuesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He spoke during the 65th birthday anniversary and thanksgiving service of Rev Samson Ayokunle, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and introducing of a ministry.
Our correspondent recalls that previous Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; and previous Vice President of Nigeria, Abubakar Atiku, have suggested interest to be successful President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Tinubu had actually told Buhari that he will object to on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Atiku on the other hand had actually stated that he would contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Makinde, who is a chieftain of the PDP has actually charged Nigerians to select wisely in 2023.
He advised them to elect individuals that have the energy to serve the nation.
“We have actually seen a lot of elder statesmen who wish to run this country at age 75 or 78. I desire them to hesitate and I am saying to the people of Oyo State and Nigeria that this world is not easy.
“It is possible for you to delegate, ask individuals to go all over the place but when they are reporting to you, if something has not been included, a few things might have been eliminated,” he stated.
“We remain in election season generally and what I will state to us as an individuals is that we require to pick sensibly and elect individuals who have the energy to really serve the nation.”