Yoruba traditional ruler, Oba Ogunwusi Enitan Adeyeye, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife has slammed elderly Nigerian politicians who struggle to occupy youth leadership positions in political parties.
The Oba in a statement on his social media page stated that the development is indeed saddening adding that these elderly men are also fond of begging for adequate involvement in the public positions of authority.
Ooni: Youths are taking over Public leadership all over the world and Nigeria must not be in exception, but the truth is that the field can not just be easily vacated by the elders. The Nigerian youths themselves must begin to get more active especially in politics should they want to really be taken seriously. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada is 45, Emmanuel Macron of France is 40, Jacinda Ardem of New Zealand is 37 while the Prime Minister of Estonia, Juri Ratas is just 39.
It is thus very saddening to see Nigerians even in their 40s and 50s still contesting for youth leadership in their various political parties and always begging for adequate involvement in the public positions of authority when they should rather see themselves as an unavoidable power block for the stability and sustainability of the Nigeria economically and politically”