Olubankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name Banky W urges Nigerians to kick old people out of power.
The Nigerian singer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur and politician said if the retirement age in the country is 65 then anyone above that age shouldn’t be voted for.
According to him, it is time to kick out those old politicians who had the opportunity to fix the country but couldn’t.
The singer took twitter to voice out his grievances shortly after the federal government announced the suspension of twitter in Nigeria.
He wrote on twitter:
Nigerian Government bans Twitter, and announce the ban ON Twitter. You can’t make this up. Clueless.
They can’t stop kidnapping, armed robbery and terrorism… the country is as unsafe as ever… yet they can seize passports and block bank accounts of peaceful protesters. They ban cryptocurrency. They ban Twitter. Completely out of touch with the plight of young people.
The retirement age in Nigeria is 65. What if we decide not to vote for anyone over the age of 65? Regardless of party. If you’ll be over 65 at the time of elections, we won’t vote for you. It’ll at least eliminate an entire group that has had enough opportunities to fix this mess.
We did #NotTooYoungToRun. Can we consider doing #NowToOldToRule? If you’re over 65, you’ve had your chance to help fix this mess. Isn’t it time for that entire generation to rest? The Nigerian Government should not be a retirement home. It’s worth a thought. It’s worth a shot.
I know being young does not guarantee good leadership. But at least a younger crop of candidates reduces the possibility of us being stuck with leaders who are completely out of touch with young people. We can then focus on Competence, Character & Credibility. #NowTooOldToRule
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