Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has warned Nigerian against voting for candidates above the age of 70 in the forthcoming presidential election in 2023.
Seyi Makinde Speaks On 2023 Presidency
The governor spoke on Tuesday at the retirement thanksgiving service held in honour of Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
He urged Nigerians to elect people who truly have the energy to serve, adding that presidential aspirants who are in their 70s should think twice about their decision.
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.
“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.”
KanyiDaily recalls that a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinugu aged 69, is one of the people who has indicated his interest to contest the 2023 presidential election.