Nollywood veteran Pete Edochie has stated that presidential aspirants such as the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are too old to be Nigerian president.
Edochie told BBC Igbo that the former Lagos State governor has been in power for a long time and should consider stepping down.
The elderly actor also lamented the political marginalization of Southeasterners and their inability to produce a president since the country’s return to democracy.
He stated that the Asiwaju of Lagos should step down so that young people who are healthier and capable of moving the country forward can take over.
“Many people, like Tinubu, are too old and too weak to run for president,” he said. He ruled for a long time before being appointed leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
“However, he should relinquish the position to those who are younger and healthier.” Let’s be real.
“The country’s major ethnic groups are Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba.” Only once in Nigerian history has an Igbo person served as the country’s head of state.
“Why has the power not been returned to the people of the Southeast?” Is the political elite plotting to marginalize the South-East? I grew up in the north. I am fluent in Hausa. But Nigeria has been waiting a long time for an Igbo leader.”