- Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has explained why a young person should succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023
- The ex-minister said that it is now time for Nigerians to vote for the best candidate irrespective of their political parties
- Fani-Kayode noted that Nigerians have the choice to make or mar the country’s chance of being one united country
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has advised Nigerians to elect a young and bridge-builder as a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Legit.ng reports that the ex-minister gave the advice in a thread of tweets on his verified Twitter handle, @realFFK on Tuesday, April 6.
Fani-Kayode said the struggle in Nigerian politics now is no longer between two major parties - the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said the choice of the presidential candidate in 2023 should be between integrationists, who believe in a united, unbreakable Nigeria and the separatists who believe in the balkanisation of the country into various sovereign, independent nations.
The former minister said:
"The choice we make for president in 2023 will ultimately determine which of the two sides wins that struggle. If we make the right choice and elect a young, strong, decisive, tough, clear-headed, clear-thinking, de-tribalised, level-headed, restrained, sensitive, kind and compassionate bridge-builder who is ready to do the right thing.
"However, if we make the mistake of electing a rudderless, incompetent geriatric, an egocentric intellectual barbarian and a bumbling and ineffectual fool whose lust for power and wealth is insatiable, who is detached from reality, who suffers from acute dementia, who refuses to acknowledge the cracks and divisions in.
"Our body politic and nation, whose only interest and motivation is the acquisition of primitive wealth and who has no interest in righting the wrongs of the past and building bridges across ethnic, regional and religious lines then our nation will break into a thousand pieces and never."
The former minister advised Nigerians to choose wisely.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Yahaya Bello's presidential ambition received a great boost as the Forum of North Central Legislators on Monday, March 29, demanded that the presidency be zoned to the region in 2023.
It was reported that the convener of the forum and former speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Marata Gumi, made the demand while reading the communique issued at the end of the forum meeting held in Abuja.