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2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by Lurdmax10: 4:54pm On Jan 17
Presidential hopeful and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, says politicians in Nigeria should have retirement age and not “pursue money” till the end of their stay on earth.

The 58-year-old governor spoke on Monday when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme monitored by The PUNCH.

Umahi said, “In this country, I find it very funny for people at certain age in this country that are still fighting so hard for money. I thought that at certain age, we should be making efforts to reconcile with God and be grateful to him for the opportunity given to us.

“So, it is important that we begin to engage and say, look, even if you are successful and your children are not successful, then you are not successful. We must let people know the true meaning of life; nobody goes to the grave with this money but it is your legacy that will speak for you, speak for your children and for your generation.

“This is the kind of engagement that we need to do so that people will understand that everything is not about money and that every position given to us by God as leaders, God will ask us for accountability for what we did with such positions.”

When asked to throw light on those he said were concerned about money, Umahi said, “What I mean is that in this country, there is no age limit by which we can say we have retired, we tend to be pursuing money till the end of our stay on earth in Nigeria.”

“I’m not just talking about political leadership, generally, at certain age in your life, you should be able to say I need to retire and give opportunities to your children. It cuts across all areas of life.”


Asked further if there was anyone running for president alongside himself who should retire and allow the “children” to take over, the governor said, “Not in my mind at all.”

The PUNCH had earlier reported that Umahi visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on January 11, 2022 in Aso Rock and informed the 79-year-old former military leader of his decision to run for President in 2023.

His declaration came a day after 69-year-old All Progressives Congress National Leader, Bola Tinubu, also visited the President in Aso Villa and announced his “lifelong” presidential dream.

Speaking on the television programme on Monday, Umahi said announcing his presidential ambition at Aso Villa some 24 hours after Tinubu’s was only coincidental and not planned.

Umahi defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling APC in November 2020 amid rising clamour for the South-East zone to produce the next President of Nigeria.

Aside from Tinubu and Umahi, several presidential hopefuls have emerged in the last few days including media personality, Dele Momodu; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim; former Governor of Abia State and Majority Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu; former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, among others.

A few northern politicians have also been rumoured to nurse presidential ambition. The politicians include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who had contested for presidency on three occasions, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and an ex-governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso. While neither of them had yet to officially declare their presidential bid, there are strong indications they are eyeing the exalted position.

Though party primaries that would lead to the emergence of candidates are expected to hold later in the year, permutations, political bickering and serial defections continue as the race for who succeeds Buhari gets intense, while Nigerians wait with bated breath to see who would occupy the exalted office in Aso Rock in 2023.

Copyright PUNCH.


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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by mrvitalis(m): 4:59pm On Jan 17
Shots fired ...

Bullion Van

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by Ebubu: 5:01pm On Jan 17
Do you know Tinubu is richer than some African countries?

If I have the kind of wealth and success this man has recorded in his life, I will retire and explore the world in horse carriage.

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by michlins(m): 5:02pm On Jan 17
First to do no dey pain. As you don throw first punch, expect counterpunch from your opponents.

I don't think any politician is as old as Biden in Nigeria yet that man is already looking at second term. And his office is the most difficult one in the world.

Let's focus on who has the capacity to lead. Personally, I will want Adesina, Peter Obi,muoghalu and other vibrant brains. But we practice democracy which is the game of numbers. One of its flaws is that stupid people usually decide who wins. That's why you reading this must get a PVC and ensure that you vote. You're more informed and intelligent. Don't allow an almajiri to decide who rules you for the next eight years

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by DrGoodman: 5:04pm On Jan 17
grin
Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by richiemcgold: 5:10pm On Jan 17
as a GREAT LEADER grows older, his wisdom and experience also get better. So I disagree with Dave on this.
The problem isn't the age but the kind of leaders we have. Is there anyone we can call a GREAT LEADER among this current crop? Do we have genuine leaders in the mold of Mandela & Ghandi in Nigeria?

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by techmo(m): 5:45pm On Jan 17
cool



Can't Ibos keep this 2023 election issue based, governance based argument and stop throwing jabs and insults


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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by Maxymilliano(m): 5:50pm On Jan 17
To the London used presidential candidate, age doesn't count when pursuing lifelong ambitions

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by God1000(m): 5:54pm On Jan 17
Including him, they are all machiavellians

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by alsudan: 5:54pm On Jan 17
Thiefnibu and Athiefku comes to mind

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:55pm On Jan 17
Same ipobs saying Jagaban is too old at 69 years will still queue behind to vote their criminal god Athiefkwu at 75 years of age.

Amadioha strike down all hypocrites in this nation.
Terrible and annoying nonentities and terrorists.

Until yall learn how to play politics right,
We sane ones among the igbos along with other Nigerians will continue to be on the right path.
Shame on ipob cannibalistic swines.
Hypocritical souls.

Vistra40:
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This programmed computer sef. Smh
The truth pain dis one enter bone grin cheesy wink.
He has nothing to counter our comment with, but to wail a d cry.
Dem MANNA will keep hitting y'all with the truth.
Una never see chomtin......

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by bigdammyj: 5:55pm On Jan 17
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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:55pm On Jan 17
Ebubu:



If I have the kind of wealth and success this man has recorded in his life, I will retire and explore the world in horse carriage.
U no like Keke Marwa

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by Brendaniel: 5:56pm On Jan 17
No Gov. Umahi, Politicians should have retirement on performance if within one year of your office you fail to deliver on your campaign promises they should retire you from office...

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by ufuosman(m): 5:56pm On Jan 17
Tinubu will not like dis news cheesy cheesy

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by Daniel7543: 5:57pm On Jan 17
Nigerians please let us vote for Tinubu. He's still young and healthy. He's just 69 years old, Infact he would be 69 years old till eternity and looking ever young

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by DamianX: 5:57pm On Jan 17
100% true. What a direct shot

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by kennyz247(m): 5:57pm On Jan 17
100% supported, Mr President will not like this though.

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by PheelzAlmighty: 5:57pm On Jan 17
Failed country
Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:57pm On Jan 17
techmo:
cool



Can't Ibos ipobs keep this 2023 election issue based, governance based argument and stop throwing jabs and insults


.

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by Amojii: 5:57pm On Jan 17
Oga no talk the one wey go affect you bad later oo..

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by Awkabigboy: 5:58pm On Jan 17
True talk

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by advanceDNA: 5:58pm On Jan 17
It’s not only retirement age..they should not get pension since they ddnt serve for 35years..

They are cheating other civil servants

They will sever for only four or 8 years
Some will serve as commissioners for two years and start collecting arm robber pension and allowances....

Later they will say Nigeria doesn’t have money
But they’re are wasting resources on redundant fellows..

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by posty56: 5:58pm On Jan 17
richiemcgold:
as a GREAT LEADER grows older, his wisdom and experience also get better. So I disagree with Dave on this.
The problem isn't the age but the kind of leaders we have. Is there anyone we can call a GREAT LEADER among this current crop? Do we have genuine leaders in the mold of Mandela & Ghandi in Nigeria?
so is buhari and Joe Biden faring? old people should go and sit down jor

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by ruggedtimi(m): 5:58pm On Jan 17
Haha!! Retirement age starting from his age. grin
Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by sekundosekundo: 5:59pm On Jan 17
grin
They rather die in hospital bed than to retire.

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by Sannisege: 5:59pm On Jan 17
While these ones are talking trash about, Asiwaju is forging ahead

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by Tokeshogbolaa(f): 5:59pm On Jan 17
Gbam

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by tolue42(m): 6:00pm On Jan 17
Thesame ibo political ideology, so childish!

Everything is not about money, money money (ibo reasoning ) , what about passion to lead, power, making history , the most important bringing the country out of poverty.

Till tomorrow we'll be talking about Mandela..

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by HereAtIt(m): 6:00pm On Jan 17
The fear of Thiefnubu is the beginning of gibberish.

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Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by DMerciful(m): 6:00pm On Jan 17
Shot fired!
Re: 2023 Presidency: Politicians Should Have Retirement Age, Says Umahi by OLANIYIPETER: 6:00pm On Jan 17
Let me first laugh in Spanish ������� the lazy bone is looking for a soft landing since he knows he cannot withstand Asiwaju in anyway. Your postulation is dead on arrival, you cannot change the rule in the middle of the game.

Olodo rabata.

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