President Goodluck Jonathan has told Vice-president Namadi Sambo, not to entertain any idea of succeeding him in 2019, should he be re-elected at the presidential election billed for 14 February, 2015.
Jonathan at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential campaign rally at the Lafia Township Stadium, Nasarawa State, Tuesday, said his administration believes in the youth and will do everything possible to support the younger generation.
“Obasanjo was president at 70, Yar’Adua at 60 and me close to 60 so the next president must be younger than me,” Jonathan told the gathering.
Sambo is already 60 years old and if Jonathan is re-elected and leaves office in 2019, his remarks means he would not support Sambo to succeed him as the vice president would have turned 64.
Jonathan as quoted by PREMIUMTIMES said the PDP administration will invest in the younger generation and ensure that a space is made available for them in the future.
He stated that his administration has taken keen interest in educational development which is a yardstick for developing the younger generation.
Jonathan also laid emphasis on youth empowerment which he said will be cardinal principle of his government if re-elected.