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2023: Dalong Tells Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Others To Forget Presidency




A former Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalong, has asked politicians older than 65 years to forget about plotting to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Naija News reports that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu, who are over 65, are set to contest in the 2023 presidential.

With the current economic downturn, Nigerians have called for a youthful President that can handle the rigours of the presidency.

Speaking with DAILY POST on Monday, Dalong stressed that Nigeria now needs a vibrant and energetic President.

He said, “I believe that anyone who is 65 years and above should redirect their energies in becoming senators instead of running for presidency.

“They must vacate every executive position for the young ones. We have squandered their future since 1999 and we’ve not succeeded in building a future for them.

“So, we should withdraw and allow them to take over their future. When they make it, they celebrate and when they mar it, they have themselves to blame.

“I don’t want this endless ballgame of organising the future for the young ones. The fact is that we don’t want anyone who is 65 years to aspire for presidency in Nigeria.

“The office is too demanding; it’s too energetic and we don’t want anyone to go there and be so compassionate and delegate your functions to those you won’t be able to supervise because of your age.”

I Thought Nigeria Would Be Like Dubai After APC, Buhari Took Over Power – Dalong

In related news, Dalong has said it was disappointing to see Nigeria even worst than it was in 2015 when the All Progressives Congress, APC, assumed power.

Dalong, who is a card-carrying member of the ruling party, said the incumbent administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari has violated constitutions, the same thing it accused the previous Peoples Democratic Party administration.

The former minister also lamented the spate of insecurity in the country under the APC government, noting that should things continues the way it is going with the APC, he might opt out of the party.

Naija News understands that Dalong started this on Monday when he accompanied the founder of popular Abuja-based King Adebayo Film and Theatre Arts Network Television, Prince Adewole Adebayo, who declared his intention to run for presidency before pressmen at the Queen Lilian’s House, Katampe, Abuja.

Adebayo had told reporters that he would be running under a coalition of political parties, which he would make public soon.

Speaking in the same tune with Dalong, the presidential aspirant said that what is happening in the APC at the moment would determine his next move, adding that the ruling party has so far failed the people of Nigeria.

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