Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The quote 'the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow' can be said to be one of the most misplaced and blatant lies when using Nigeria as a case study. How do we qualify the fact that Olusegun Obasanjo ruled Nigeria at the bid of thirty-nine in 1976 during the military era and came back to rule Nigeria during the civilian era at the age of sixty-two(he ruled for eight years).

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari ruled Nigeria at the bid of forty-one in 1983 during the military era and contested for the last elections at the age of sixty-nine. He is even planning to contest coming presidential elections when he will be seventy three!

General Ibrahim Babangida also became the military president of Nigeria at the age of forty-four in 1985 and tried to contest the presidential election in 2007 at the age of sixty-six.