Acquire Political Skills; Competence is more important than age- VP Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday challenged youths in the country to brace up for political leadership of the country in the years ahead. He gave the charge when he received a delegation of Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement which visited him in Abuja.
He said that youths needed to be ready for political offices they intended to occupy, pointing out that leadership positions were not automatic.
“It is true that young people are participating in every sphere of the economy and they are doing well, but they ended up there through one process of training or the other.
“Just like you have to train before you can become a pilot, so it is for politics”.
Osinbajo also said age should not be a major factor for those aspiring to hold public offices in the country.
He said competence should be the main consideration irrespective of the aspirants’ age.