FORMER military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said Nigeria needs vibrant and visionary leaders that would steer the country on the path of glory.
Speaking when he hosted Professor Christopher Imumolen, Presidential Candidate of Accord Party in the 2023 elections, said the country was in dire need of vibrant, youthful leaders to seize the initiative and retire a fading breed of the old guard.
“I think the old ones should fade away gracefully and allow young people to take over,” Abubakar said at his Minna, Niger State capital, residence.
“What we can do as former leaders is to mentor and tutor them in whatever way we can in order for them to lead the country. As a matter of fact, this is the time Nigerians should begin to support young, vibrant and visionary leaders that would steer the country on the path of glory.”
Speaking earlier to a retinue of reporters at the home of the former leader and elder statesman, Professor Imumolen had reiterated his stance on the role the next generation of leaders like him should play in taking the country to its promised land.
“We need to reposition the country on the path of development and sustainable growth,” he said.
“And if that must be done, Nigerians should start looking at selecting those who have a track record in leadership at various levels from both the private and public sector,” he added.
Nigeria’s former military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has thrown his weight behind the candidacy of
Abdulsalami midwifed the process that ushered in the 4th Republic which began with the democratically elected government of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.
KNTags: Abdulsalami Abubakar Accord Party Olusegun Obasanjo Professor Christopher Imumolen