Ex-President Obasanjo call for changing of power to the young people

Nigeria former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked African youths to gather together to change the persistent aged generation leadership out of position through their electoral power and position.

The Ex-President believe that that Africa is going backwards instead of forward, based on the statement.

However, he made this know when speaking at an interactive session held virtually to mark this year’s International Youth Day on Wednesday, August 12, the former President said unless old people are forced out of the political stage, they will continue to occupy the leadership positions which is a disservice to the youths in Africa. 

“Unless you squeeze out those who are in office and those who want to remain in office perpetually, some after the age of 80, unless you squeeze them out, they will not want to be out. For instance, if you say, in the constitution of a political party, not less than 50 per cent of those who hold executive office within the party will be less than 40 years. You can  even go  beyond that and say that people who will be put up for election, not less than 50 per cent of them will be less than 40 years of age. That’s affirmative action. That’s positive discrimination in favour of youths.” he said

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