Allow Younger People To Contest Presidential Election In 2027 – Bode George To Atiku


Chief Olabode George, a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has pleaded with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to drop his bid for the presidency in 2027 so that younger Nigerians can contest.

George said this in an interview on Arise Television on Thursday, February 1.


George said that Atiku would be 81 years old in 2027, adding that he would be too old to govern the country.


According to the PDP chieftain, Atiku ought to act as a mentor to the younger members of the party rather than consider running for office himself in 2027.


George said: “My brother Atiku Abubakar was 77 years old last year, and by 2027 he will be 81 years old. Atiku should give room for younger Nigerians, who still have the energy and the brain to develop the country.


“Atiku should be in a situation where he plays like the big uncle in the room or the elder in the room.


“What would anybody carry me now to do because I’m heading to 80 years old and I want to go and be a minister? To do what?


“Let’s mentor the younger generation, and let’s be consistent with our strong belief in our party norms.


“No other party is as entrenched and national in all concepts as the PDP. In 2027, I can’t tell anybody not to contest, but our party must be definitive that the presidency must remain in the South since the North has finished its eight years.”


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