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Allow younger people to contest in 2027, Bode George tells Atiku

A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, has pleaded with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to drop his bid…

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

While Atiku has not officially announced his intention to participate in the 2027 presidential election, some of his aides have hinted that the former vice president would be contesting.

Reacting to this, George, while speaking in an interview on Arise Television on Thursday, 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 to 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.”

 

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