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2023: ‘Don’t judge aspirants based on age’ – Orji Kalu to Nigerians

Senate Chief Whip and former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Saturday said he finds it irrelevant that people seeking elective positions, especially the presidency, are judged based on age.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to Kalu, knowledge — and not age — should be key, as “both young and old are eligible”.

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“I find it inappropriate when people judge people based on age. The truth is that wisdom and knowledge for leadership doesn’t come with age . In leadership, both young and old are eligible,” Kalu, 61, said via his verified Facebook page.

“It is not done by age but the knowledge you have to serve the people . Age doesn’t seem to impact a leader’s willingness to step up, issue directives, and provide rewards for performance.

“For us Nigerians , What should be more important is who the people believe to give the right leadership,” the Aso Rock Villa hopeful added.

Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is eyeing the presidency: he would be 71 in 2023. Tinubu’s friend in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is 75.

On Thursday, a 102-year-old woman, Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche, declared to run for president.

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One Comment

  1. SMART. The patronage has commenced. Including, what has age got to do with it? We are living witnesses to the nuisance and menace of present crop of so call youths.

    AT OVER 70, PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS THE BEST THAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA IN TERMS OF PROVEN VERIFIABLE SERVICE DELIVERY. HE MADE TRUE AND FULFILLED ALL HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISES.

    Everybody that governed Nigeria since independence before OBJ in 1999 was below the age of 50, the so call youth age bracket. Yet have been accused of mismanagement with bad governance, otherwise the Nigerian story would have been considered a stable polity.

    AGE VERSUS YOUTH MY FOOT.

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