A youth summit in Enugu asked President Buhari not to re-contest in 2019, The group said youths should be given a chance just as they insisted that the future belongs to the youths
A youth summit which was convened in Enugu has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ayo Fayose were too old to govern the nation.
The Nation reports that the summit which ended on Friday, November 10 concluded that any politicians above the 50 should not rule the country again. In a communique signed by Maryann Chukwuka, Alhaji Haruna and Lawrence Ozifo, the summit said the aforementioned politicians have tried their best for the country but should not rule again.
They insisted endorsed youths to take over the leadership of the nation. The communique read: “We have keenly followed Nigerian politics for decades and we come to the conclusion that our fathers have failed in giving us the much expected hope.
“As such, we urge President Buhari, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Sule Lamido, Ayo Fayose and several others who are above 50 years, to give the youths a chance. They have done their best, but it is obvious that their best is not good enough for the country.
“We, hereby, today endorse one of us, Mr. Iheanacho Ezeakor as our candidate for the 2019 presidential election. “We have been hearing that the future belongs to the youths, but this has gone on for decades and all we see is recycling of old politicians.
Some of them will rule in military uniform, remove the uniform and come back as civilian presidents. “After extensive discussions today, in line with the ‘Not too young to run bill’, we declare that enough is enough; we declare that the Nigerian youths will no longer fold our arms.
“As youths, our collective decision is that we will no longer continue for Biafra agitation, but work to see that one of us becomes the President of Nigeria in 2019.”