A socio-political organisation, the North Central Progressive Group (NCPG), on Tuesday told politicians from the region who would be 60 years and above by 2023 to steer of the Presidency.
The organisation said many Nigerians who held political power in the past were youths.
The leaders of NCPG, Benjamin Sanni, Felix Tolorunju and Aisha Uju Okoye, spoke during a press conference at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (Abuja Council.)
NCPG said that while the region was still asking all political parties and zones to cede the 2023 Presidency to the North Central, any aspirant older than 60 at the time of the quest should forget about the ambition.
The organisation emphasised that the region had what it takes to govern Nigeria among her youth population.
The Spokesperson of the group, Benjamin Sani, said the legitimate quest was anchored on the need for the North Central to have a sense of belonging than be marginalized from the Presidency.
Sanni said: “When you talk about readiness, we in the North Central have intelligent People, we have been twice Senate President from the North-Central, we have delivered remarkable result.
“We are ready, we have credible people who can deliver Nigeria from chaos, whatever it is how it is. We are agitating for the Presidency to be zoned to North Central, because our region is being marginalised.
“The North Central will take Nigeria to where the country has been praying to get to, no matter the age bracket, we are agitating that from 60 downward will deliver Nigeria.
“People who held power started at their tender age. So anything above 60, forget about the Presidency, that is all I can tell Nigerians.
“Former governor of Niger, Babangida Aliyu, state will turn 66 by 2023 while the former President of the Senate, Abubakar Saraki, will be 61 by the next round of presidential election.”
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