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International Youth Day: Send old generation out of power, Obasanjo to youths

Dr Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has asked African youths to dislodge older generation from leadership positions.

Obasanjo enjoined the youths to participate actively in the  activities of political parties with a view to taking over the structure from them.

Obasanjo said this on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at an interactive session held virtually to mark this year’s International Youth Day.

The programme was organised by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Participants were drawn from Nigeria, Mali, USA, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

According to him, unless old people are forced out of the political stage, they will continue to occupy  the leadership positions to  the detriment of the youths.

Obasanjo said “Unless you squeeze out those who are in office and those who want to remain in office perpetually, some after the age of 80, unless you squeeze them out, they will not want to be out.

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