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2023 Elections: Avoid Gerontocracy, Do Not Vote “Grandpas” as President — Makinde Warns Nigerians

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde has advised the public against voting a leader old enough to be a grandfather as president in the forthcoming 2023 elections.

Makinde while speaking at the 65th birthday anniversary and thanksgiving service of Rev. Samson Ayokunle, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Ibadan, on Tuesday, charged Nigerians to elect a young person as president in 2023, saying it would be wise to elect people that have the energy to serve the country.

He warned against voting candidates who are as old as 70 years of age and above becoming president in 2023.

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Makinde said, “We have seen a lot of elder statesmen who want to run this country at age 75 or 78. I want them to think twice 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 people to go all over the place but when they are reporting to you, if something has not been added, a few things may have been removed.

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“We are in election season basically and what I will say to us as a people is that we need to choose wisely and elect the people who have the energy to truly serve the country”, Makinde reiterated.

Meanwhile, the likes of former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Vice President of Nigeria, Abubakar Atiku, have announced interest to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

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Tinubu has however claimed to be 69 years old while Atiku as seen on Wikipedia, is 75 years old.

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