Many Nigerian youths have lambasted older politicians for their inability to know when it’s time to hand the leadership mantle to the youths.
This comes after news that 75-year-old Jeremiah Useni, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) for Plateau state.
Jeremiah Useni, who was a military governor of Bendel state, 34years ago reportedly polled 1,018 votes to defeat 12 other candidates at the party’s primary.
Many of the youth commenting on the issue, have argued that it was ‘hypocritical ‘ for PDP to field a man as old as Useni, after complaining bitterly about president Muhammadu Buhari’s age.
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Jeremiah Useni just emerged the PDP gov candidate in Plateau. Guess what? He was governor of Bendel state 34 YEARS AGO. And he's 75 now. Somebody will then say it's his right to contest. Too bad for our growth!
— Chinedu Asadu (@chinedu_asadu) October 1, 2018
Why is Jeremiah Useni still contesting for anything in Nigeria? What’s wrong with these people?
— Chinyere Nwonye (@ChinyereNwonye) October 1, 2018
Dear @OfficialPDPNig, how can your party in honesty field a great grandfather like Jeremiah Useni as your standard flag-bearer in Plateau state, considering your thoughts about Buhari's age as a Presidential candidate in 2019?
Isnt that being hypocritical?
— Olumuyiwa Amao, Ph.D (@talk2smat) October 1, 2018