A presidential aspirant in the forthcoming 2019 elections, Adamu Garba, has stated that it was high time Nigerians sent some politicians into retirement.
Adamu opined that the likes of incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and other political leaders needed to be retired from active politics, noting that they have nothing or less to contribute to the progress of Nigeria.
“These people should be sent into retirement. Enough of us recycling leaders, who will add nothing to the progress of our nation.
“Buhari, Atiku and others, who are eyeing the presidential seat should understand that Nigeria has gone beyond analogue age. They needed to be retired so the youth can come to the centre stage,” he told DAILY PIST in Abuja over the weekend.
The youthful presidential aspirant stated that he would strategically change the country from its current six geopolitical zones into nine economic zones.
Adamu noted that Nigerians should see the country as a marketplace where buying and selling of goods and services can be done freely.
“We need to redefine the principle of the country and understand that if we make this country a marketplace, where people can buy and sell to each other freely, where there is a free flow of goods and services; I believe Nigerians would have more reasons to be happier and to stay stronger together,” he added
On how to combat the protracted clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country, Adamu, a native of Adamawa, said he would combat the clash by providing ranch for herdsmen and introduce a peace treaty which would be signed by herdsmen and farmers.
Hear him, “If you go deeply into the herdsmen and farmer issue, you would see that the root cause of this is economics. You need to make sure to create a pathway for the herdsmen by defining a ranch, concentrate them in ranches as they don’t need to be moving around. When you put them in ranches, make sure there is an availability of grasses and water.
“After this he would invite them (herdsmen and farmers) to Aso Rock and make them sign a peace treaty and define it clearly that whoever violates any of the treaties, we are going to respond with the full force of the law.”
Asked on what he’s bringing on board, the 35-year-old ICT expert said, “I am bringing on board a manifesto that tends to transform Nigeria as one of the greatest nations of heart. For me, I don’t think you need to attain a certain age before you lead a nation.
“So long you have what it takes, there should be no barrier.”