Senator Jonathan Zwingina has predicted that ‘old politicians’ will frustrate Nigerian youths ahead of the 2023 general elections over attempts to sideline anybody.
He noted that there is no retirement age in politics globally so long the individual can communicate, citing Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and other prominent geriatrics occupying elective positions globally to buttress his point.
The former Director General Moshood Abiola Campaign Organisation of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election said this when he featured during NTA Live programme to mark Nigeria’s democracy Day Celebration.
Zwingina who spoke on a wide range of issues of governance and low participation of women and youths in politics, said: “There is no retirement in politics. The youths just have to grow gradually. They should not be in a hurry to kick out the old politicians. If they do, they will be frustrated.
“Imagine President Muhammadu Buhari after losing elections three times, he encouraged himself and contested against become the president.
“It is not an easy thing for any young man to come out from no where and expect everyone to entrust you with power!”.
According to him, Nigerian youths should learn and present themselves for mentorship…Most of the youths are excellent, very active and committed and not tired.
He emphasized that the so called “old politicians” would frustrate the efforts of the youths from aggregating to takeover power in the forthcoming general elections because of lack of funding and their inexperience in politics.