Don’t vote for president older than 60 years in 2023, Tambuwal tells Nigerians, as 69 year old Tinubu continues political consultation

The Sokoto State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal, has advised Nigerians against voting for any candidate older than 60 years in the 2023 presidential election, just as the 69 year old leader of the ruling All Progressives (APC) Bola Tinubu busy moving round to see stakeholders over his presidential ambition.

Penpushing reports that Tambuwal, who is 56 years old gave the advice on Tuesday after the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in the 19 northern states ‘endorsed’ his ambition as aspirant under the banner of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while Tinubu on Wednesday as part of his political strategy met with the party’s Senate Caucus at the National Assembly

The Governor, represented at the event by his Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Bashir Usman explained that, Nigerian youths are the owner of the country, who should produced agile president in the next political dispensation

“Young Nigerians are the owner(s) of the country, any person above 60 years is surviving to meet God Almighty – he is not surviving to lead a nation. We need a president that is agile, who can travel across Nigeria in a day to get first hand information on issues bedeviling Nigerians, not a president who will sit in the comfort of his office awaiting censored information from people”, he emphasised

Penpushing further reports that, Tambuwal said in addition, Nigerians should not consider for election people living with age-related illnesses, urging the students to keep on struggling to ensure that their campuses are reopened for academic activities within the shortest time possible.

The Governor noted that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on strike under every administration because of lack of political will to address the issues raised by the university’s lecturers.

Penpushing also reports that, he pointed out that, the dispute between the Nigerian government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is a cause for concern for all right-thinking Nigerians.

“We all know what the problems are, yet it has been lingering for more than 15 years now and up till now, there appears no end in sight. No government appears willing to solve the problems, Tambuwal emphasised.

“Apart from the lack of political will to solve the problems, I believe the government should engage constructively with the teachers and don’t promise what they cannot afford. That I believe is what has kept the issue lingering till date’.

“As far as I am concerned, you (students) are the ones to fight for the future of education in the country. You are the ones that will struggle for the education of this country. Therefore, as long as we keep mute, believe me, our universities will remain closed for a long time”, he declared Mr

Penpushing further reports that, the leader of the students union, Muhammad Abbas, in his remarks, said the problem the country is facing currently is due to the Nigerian Government’s poor handling of the education sector.

“If you want to destroy any country, you don’t need weapons, just destroy its education sector, the citizens of the country will destroy everything. Nigerian students were at home for four months in 2018, over 10 months in 2020, they also spent four weeks and presently ASUU added another eight weeks. We only need our schools to be opened, we didn’t ask them to give us what they received when they are students’, he said

Penpushing also reports that, Tinubu during his visit to the party caucus said he was there to seek their support, counsel and partnership for his presidential ambition which he described as a lifetime ambition

The party chieftain said with the 2023 general elections coming close, he cannot run the race by himself hence, his decision to seek the backing of the National Assembly which he said will help him successfully actualise his ambition.

Penpushing reports that, Tinubu appealed to the Senators on need to help him win the primaries at the convention so he can succeed Buhari, adding that having served as a Governor of Lagos State and as a Senator, he has the experience and capacity to be the president of the country.

‘I came for your counsel, partnership and support. Nigeria has come to a point where we need a change of baton. Mr President is rounding up his second term. Election is coming. Our party’s convention is near. I need our party’s presidential ticket. I can’t achieve it by sitting at home. I believe, jointly, we can do it. I hope you can back me successfully for the aspiration of my lifetime ambition’, he stated.

“Going by the counsel of the wise that says, ‘If you want to go fast, do it alone. If you want to go faster,  go together.’ I am asking for that team support to get me nominated by the party and eventually elected as the president of Nigeria. I urge you to look at my capacity and experience”

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