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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo says there shouldn’t be age limit for presidential candidates

Former President OLUSEGUN OBASANJO has said that age should not be a barrier for anyone to lead the country, as long as the person has been chosen by the citizens.

He argued that it was not right to stipulate minimum age for a presidential candidate without also specifying the maximum age beyond which one would no longer be able to contest.

According to him, capability and competence rather than age should be qualifications for leadership, recalling that General YAKUBU GOWON became military Head of State at the age of 33.

OBASANJO said this on Sunday as the guest speaker at an exposition series tagged, “God in my life,” organised by the Touchbearer Society of the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Ikeja, Lagos

The former President was commenting on the proposition by the Senate to reduce the age of presidential candidates from 40 to 35.

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