2019: Anybody Above 65 Should Enjoy His Retirement With His Family – @DeleMomodu
Former Presidential Candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) and Publisher of OVATION International magazine, Chief Dele Momodu has called for a generational power shift as Nigeria inches closer to the 2019 presidential elections.
According to Momodu, any presidential aspirant above the age of 65 should enjoy their retirement and allow room for fresh brains to emerge and govern the country.
Writing in his weekly PENDULUM column on THISDAY Newspapers, Momodu said; “Anyone above 65 should please enjoy his retirement with his family in tranquility and perpetuity. At that age, he has already given his best to Nigeria. If his generation was so wonderful, Nigeria would not have been in this peculiar mess. It is time for others to try. If they fail, age will soon catch up with them too, like it is already catching up with my generation, and those coming behind would have to take their own chance and opportunity. By fielding people in their seventies, Nigeria would have wiped out a minimum of 30 years of those between the ages of 40 and 70 and this is grossly unfair and very unfortunate. What that means is that the older generation is saying that there is no Nigerian from age 40 to 70 that can lead us. That notion is unacceptable and regrettable.”
“Nigerians, young and old, deserve better than this cycle of oppressive benevolence. Nigeria will never know progress until we vow to seize the bull by the horns and do the needful”, he added.
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