Flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Joshua Alabi, has said politicians between the ages of 30-40 seeking to be President must shelve such ambitions for now and rather under-study the old folks for effective leadership.
“I think that we still have not reached the level where we can leave the country to [30- and 40-year-olds] … We need to groom them, we need to…,” he told host Francis Abban on Starr FM.
Alabi in responding to question posed by the host on whether it was time for young Africans to be presidents said the older brains have a lot to offer with their fine ideas, and hence must stay on to mentor the young ones in public offices.
“In this country, we believe that 60 years is quite enough to go on retirement but you go to other countries [and] it has moved even to 70, so, we are under-utilising the resources that we have,” he stated.
Alabi at age 60 is seeking to be Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) insisting he’s not too old to lead the country as President.
The former Greater Accra Regional Minister thus wants the retirement age in Ghana to be revised.