There are many talks about Gen. Muhammadu Buhari‘s age of 72. A lot of his competitors says that he is not able to rule Nigeria because he is not young enough. In reply to this opinion “APC FAN CLUB – Worldwide” has published the list of presidents who were the leaders of their countries at the elder age.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became President of Liberia at age 70 in 2006. She was 75 in 2011. She will remain president till 2016, at age 80 years.
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa is 72 years old. He will be president till 2019 at 77 years.
Nelson Mandela, born in 1918, became President of South Africa in 1994 at the age of 76. Still president in 1998 when he stepped down for Mbeki at the age of 80. If he had served two terms, he would have been 84.
President Peter Mutharika of Malawi was 74 when he was sworn in on 31 May, 2014. He will be president till 2019 at 79.
President Alpha Conde of Guinea is now 76 years old. He was sworn-in in December 2011when he was at 72.
President Jose Eduardo Santos of Angola is 72. He will be president till 2020.
President Abde Bourtefilka of Algeria is 77 years old, and will be in office till 2020 and he will be 83 years old then.
President Alasanne Quattara of Ivory Coast was 72 years in 2012, and will be President till 2016.
Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has been president since 1985. He won another seven years-term in 2013 , and will be president till 2020 when he is 84.
President Jose Mujiaga of Uruguay was 75 years old when elected. He is 79 years now.
President Tedoro Oblang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea, was born on January 6, 1942. He is 72 years old and still going on.
President Michael Sata, Zambia, is 77 years old. He became president September 23, 2011 at 74, and will rule till 2016 when he will be 79.
President Paul Biya of Cameroon is 81 years old. He will be in office till 2017 at the age of 84 .
President Milos Zeman of Chech Republic is 70 years old and will be in office till 2018 when he is 74.
Ronald Reagan, born on February 06, 1911, became US President at 70, and served two terms before retiring in 1989 at the age of 78.
Adesina Afinni-Jegede who is the author of this list sets the question: “Are you still arguing or still angry?”