"People older than 70 shouldn’t be allowed to lead Nigeria" - Senator Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has urged Nigerians not to vote old people into office during the 2019 general elections. Melaye, who represents the Kogi West Senatorial District, also said people above the age of 70 have no business in leadership. The Senator made the comments in Abuja during a lecture organized by the Nigerian Youths Parliament over the weekend.

“You must picture the future you want to feature in. You need to develop your capacity,” Melaye said according to Vanguard.
“There is no way someone in his 70s can still be in a leadership position in the Nigerian polity if you the youths are effectively involved and in charge,” he added.
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari is 74 years old.
Melaye had earlier called on Buhari to sack Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma and the Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele in order to solve the current economic crisis.

He also said that Buhari’s approach towards fighting corruption in the country would not work.