A former Lagos State chairman of the defunct African Renaissance Party (ARP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Udo Udeogaranya, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over the mantle of leadership to someone younger than him in 2019.
He says the mood of the nation calls for a young president, who he believes could take Nigerian out of its political and economic quagmires.
Udeogaranya, who faulted calls for restructuring of the nation, insisted that Nigeria’s problems have nothing to do with its current structure or system of government but with those at the helm of its affairs.
“I have listened to the arguments for restructuring and my word to the agitators is this: The problem with Nigeria is not the system; it has to do with the operators of the system”, he told Sun.
Asked if Buhari deserves second tenure, Udeogaranya says, “I think that is his personal opinion. If you seek the opinion of majority of Nigerians, President Buhari has given his best, but Nigerians are clamouring for more. President Buhari had said himself that he would have wished the Presidency came to him at a younger age”.