The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has urged Nigerians not to vote for any candidate above 70 years in the 2023 general election.
Makinde, who spoke on Tuesday, at the 65th birthday anniversary and thanksgiving service, as well as the launching of a ministry by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, also charged Nigerians to elect people that have the required physical and mental capacity to lead Nigeria.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, who turns 70 in March officially declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2023.
It is also widely reported that Atiku Abubakar would declare his intention to run for the seat in 2023.
Speaking during the service held at Oritamefa Baptist Church, Ibadan, Makinde urged politicians above 70 to reconsider their position.
He 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.
“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.”
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