Because of his age, Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, has been asked by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum to retire from politics. He may not be able to cope with the complexities and challenges of leading a country like Nigeria.
Tinubu’s meeting with President Buhari, during which he announced his ambition to run for President in the 2023 elections, prompted the group to make the call. Tinubu claims that being President of Nigeria has been a long-term goal of his.
In an interview with SaharaReporters, AYCF National Leader Yerima Shettima stated Tinubu should be content with developing new creative brains to take over the country’s affairs, rather than “recycling old hands,” since Nigeria needed to be forward-looking, not to “recycle old hands.”
When asked about the position of Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Northern Elders Forum’s spokesperson said it did not matter if the next President after President Muhammadu Buhari came from the North.
”Well, I’m not in a position to say exactly how old Tinubu is, because his age has been the subject of controversy for many years. However, going by the latest trends on the global democratic space, I doubt if he is still young and agile enough to cope with the challenge of modern governance.
With due respect to Asiwaju, I see no harm if he retires from politics because he was governor and a Senator many years ago. You see, I believe that Nigeria’s leadership should be about mentoring young ones to take over from the old brigade and not recycling the old hands.
Moreover, the Asiwaju is already an accomplished citizen and should be content with the position of a guardian to young generation as we’ve seen him do since 2015.”he said