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2023 Presidency: Atiku, Tinubu not too old to rule Nigeria – Segun Showunmi

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Segun Showunmi, has lashed those hammering on the ‘Not Too Young To Run Act’ to stop the participation of the elderly in politics, saying the likes of Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu are not too old to rule Nigeria.

Showunmi claims the ‘Not Too Young To Run Law’ does not mean the elderly must die, stressing that the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, is in his 70s.

While the former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu has declared his ambition to run for the 2023 presidency; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was the candidate of the PDP in 2019, is still consulting.

But, there have been calls from Nigerians that the likes of Tinubu and Atiku should leave the political stage because of their ages.

Showunmi recalled that “When President Buhari signed the Not Too Young To Run bill on 31st of May 2018, it was a welcome development as it lowered the age to give more access to those wanting to contest. I do not see any clause in it that says age is now a disease or an impediment to anyone aspiring to be anything in our country, Nigeria.” Continue Reading

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