Ancestors: Obasanjo Disqualifies Fellow Age-Mates from 2023 Elections

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has kicked against his age-grades partaking in the 2023 forthcoming general elections.

He stressed that something is definitely wrong if people of his generation are still fighting to hold public offices in the country.

The former President spoke on the issue yesterday when he was addressing the Chairman of the 2022 annual lecture of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation with the theme, ‘Beyond Boko Haram: Addressing insurgency, banditry, and kidnapping across Nigeria.’

It would be noted that several Nigerians have started referring to their generation as a bunch of ‘ancestors’ who prefers to die in power to spending the rest of their lives without any political affiliation.

He admonished his generation to give way to younger Nigerians to contest elections and rule the nation in order to build a better Nigeria for the future of its citizens.

Obasanjo Advocates Collabo Between Young/Old Generations

Obasanjo, popularly called OBJ, made comments concerning old generation politicians while reacting to Gov. Kayode Fayemi’s statement – who was also a guest speaker – that he was in primary school when the late Murtala Mohammed directed the affairs of the country.

OBJ then called for some form of intergenerational collaboration, where the older race would grant all the needed assistance, including knowledge and experience to the youths.

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