2019: 'Wait Till Buhari Finishes 2nd Term Before Contesting', Akeredolu Warns Youths
If you are a young person and you are aspiring to become President of Nigeria in 2019, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has some advice for you.
He wants you to wait till 2023 before going forward with your ambition.
He said the youths would have to wait till after President Muhammadu Buhari, who has expressed his interest to seek a second term in office, completes his tenure.
Akeredolu spoke on Sunday at the 2018 Youth Day celebration, held at the Adegbemile Cultural Centre in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
He said if youths want to make any desirable change, he is ready to support them to make the nation better, noting that they can always challenge the status quo with constructive criticism.
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He said: “let me state it that the youth will have to wait till 2023 before running for the Presidential seat, because this is when Buhari would have completed his second term in the office by God's grace.
"The older generation may not want to allow you (youth) because they will continue to dream dreams. But you can beat them to it if only you can see visions with your vision and your intellectual capacity".
Governor Akeredolu said, although, he would support the #NotTooYoungToRun bill, which has now become a law, he said youths must first learn to respect their leaders.
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