Tuesday, February 7, 2023

2023: North progressives want Nigerian president below 60 years

The North Central Progressives Group says political parties should field Nigerians below 60 years for the country’s 2023 presidential election.

• July 7, 2021
Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

The North Central Progressives Group says political parties should field Nigerians below 60 years for the country’s 2023 presidential election.

Benjamin Sanni, the spokesman for the group, said this at a conference on Tuesday in Abuja, adding that Nigeria’s future is in the hands of the younger generation.

“We are saying that those below the age of 60 years should be given a chance to rule the country. We can even bring it to 65 years, but once you are above 60 years of age, you should be out of the business,” he said.

He noted that those, who held power before now, got there at an early age, including Yakubu Gowon, who became the country’s military head of state at an early age.

Mr Sanni said there was a need for the zoning principle to be followed to enable every region in the country to take a shot at the presidency.

“It is only common sense that at this point, zoning is allowed to take full effect to avoid crippling things the more in the country,” he said.

He added that this would ensure equity in leadership distribution in the country, saying that the president and vice president should come from the North-Central.

He further pointed out that the only position the region got was the Senate president, stating that the region deserves to produce the country’s next president in 2023.

“If we are truly all Nigerians, the presidency should be rotated among the six geopolitical regions,’’ said Mr Sanni.

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Lagos

UK ambassador lauds NRC legacy documentation

NRC is partnering Oxford University to document the corporation’s legacy.

World

Google launches Bard AI to rival ChatGPT

Google is coming out soon with its version of ChatGPT called Bard.


Bola Tinubu and Buhari in Jos

States

After Buhari, it’s Tinubu’s turn to be president: Akeredolu

According to Mr Akeredolu, Bola Tinubu has the pedigree to transform Nigeria.

Oil rig

Economy

NUPRC gazettes five oil industry regulations

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission has gazetted five petroleum industry regulations.

President Muhammadu Buhari/Atiku Abubakar

Economy

Atiku tells Buhari not to make Nigerians scapegoats of poorly implemented naira policy

Atiku Abubakar said the new naira notes’ introduction was badly managed.

Bola Tinubu

Opinion

Thank you, Bola Tinubu

Who cares if you don’t know the first line of the Quran? What matters is that you know the way.