Olusegun Obasanjo has giving youths a tip in the game of politics, that unless they contest elective positions, old politicians will not quit the stage for them!
The former President spoke on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State at the Youth Governance Dialogue organised to mark the International Youth Day, 2017.
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“I joined politics from the top. The only position I contested for in Nigeria is the Presidency, but I had track record of achievements which led to that,” OBJ stated, questioning, “Nobody will choose you, you have to choose yourself. Why should you have to become president at the age of 40? Why can’t you become president at the age of 35? Why can’t you become president at the age of 30? General Gowon became Head of State at 33. I became Head of State at 39. And it is because of my track record. The point is: Are you really prepared?”