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How To Become President In 2019 - Obasanjo Sends Message To Nigerian Youths


Previous President Olusegun Obasanjo has sent a solid message to youthful Nigerians planning to assume control over the mantle of administration in the 2019 General Elections. 

As per reports, the previous President made his remarks because of a request from previous President of the Nigerian Bar Association Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), that Obasanjo should enable the nation to look for youthful pioneers, in front of 2019. 

Obasanjo asked Agbakoba and his companions to grab the Bull by its horn, and keep running for office.

“Our country is held back by a crop of leadership that has outlived usefulness and effectiveness as a result of old age. “It beggars belief that there is no culture among our political elite, to encourage younger people with new ideas to aspire to positions of leadership, in particular the office of the President.” 

Responding, Obasanjo reminded Agbakoba the most of the political leaders of his generation were thrust into the limelight by circumstances beyond their control; yet, they still rose to the occasion. He attributed their successes to “great efforts with determination, commitment, broad national outlook” to shoulder their responsibilities. 

He stated: “The point to ponder is how have the successor generation positioned themselves to lead? “Most members of the younger generation of Nigerians are mostly contented with waiting for dead men’s shoes and are unwilling to beat an alternative path to leadership. “In such a situation, it is to be expected and actually it is human that those with some head start in life will not concede such advantages freely and based on their innate goodness. 

“Some of these young people whose interest we canvass, have in the recent past been a complete disappointment and failures in their various appointed or elected positions. “So while these failed young men and women should not be a disincentive to support other young people, I don’t think that the older people should be excluded in our leadership recruitment process. 

“For me if I find young men and women who have shown profound commitment and exemplary integrity in their various chosen careers and professions as well as zeal for the service of our fatherland; I will of course, give such both my support and inspiration, not withstanding their age, circumstances or place of birth. 

“Late Chief Awolowo and great Zik were younger than you when they threw their hats in the ring. It’s time to take the hard road. “Olisa, it’s time to jump down from the fence and the siddon look corner.”

In his prior reminder to the previous President, Agbakoba had expressed

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