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70-year Oldies Want To Become Ministers: Are the ''Hausa-wasted'' years back?

Crisis is looming within the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fold, particularly in the North West over ministerial nominee list.

Leadership Sunday investigations revealed that most of the people shortlisted for ministerial appointments in some states in the North-West are septuagenarians.

Already, the younger generation of politicians in the zone are protesting the alleged list prepared by party leaders for submission to the president-elect, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

Those against the submission of the list to the president-elect claim that youths and the young but upward mobile politicians in the zone were responsible for PDP’s outstanding performance in the zone.

In addition, they said cabinet members should not be older or too old to be fathers to the president-elect.

It was gathered that a retired senior military officer from Zamfara State had allegedly submitted names of Mallam Yahayah Abdulkareem – a former deputy governor, the state’s party chairman and Alhaji M.Z Anka. The trio are believed to be over 70 years old.

The argument in Zamfara over the weekend was that the old men have always lost elections to the younger generation. Governor Ahmed Sani, a member of the younger generation had defeated them thrice at general elections.

Leadership Sunday gathered that a leading light among the younger generation of politicians, Colonel Mande Muhammad, was suspended from the party in what a source described as a way of scheming the younger generation out of the ministerial race.

Another younger element, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, 48 years old was not included in the list compiled for submission to the president-elect.

In Sokoto State, Alhaji Ahmed Gusau the political adviser to PDP chairman was said to be the youngest of the three nominees. He is believed to be in his late 60s.

Others include Ambassador Ladan Sani who was commissioner in 1979 during the late Kangiwa administration and Senator Ila Gada, a director of budget in 1979.

"The younger generation are not happy with what the old politicians are doing. We were responsible for the party’s success in Sokoto and lost in Zamfara because we did not have good candidates," one party faithful who sought anonymity told leadership Sunday.

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Tell them make them hear, all ye ethnic and tribal warlords make una go rid unaself of all the deep rooted hatred una get for others kia kia.

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@Mr Docokwy

You have to understand something That because you Criticize people from your ethnic persuasion does not give you the right to use "HAUSA WASTED" years as though no other person from all other ethnic persuasion partook in the evil that happened in the land.

You see there is an example in so many posts on nairaland.

For example:

Some one will say I am yoruba and this is what I know of my people They are this and that. SO THAT WHEN THAT SAME PERSON CONDEMNS A WHOLE TRIBE OR ETHNIC PERSUASION YOU WILL BE FORCED TO AGREE WITH HIM BECAUSE HE HAS ALREADY MADE A GUINEA GOAT OF HIS ETHNIC GROUPING.

SEE:

Mr Ugo may say in a conversation with Alhaji yusuf "Igbo are very selfish or will do anything for money" Alhaji Yusuf may say "I have met with a lot of Igbo guys and I think they are Honest"

Watch What Mr Ugo will do He will say that there are some that are Good and Alhaji will have to try and agree and say there are few that are Bad.

The fact is that The TRIBE DOES NOT MAKE YOU BAD OR GOOD. THE PERSON ON TRIAL THERE IS NOT IGBO PEOPLE but RATHER THE CONSCIENCE OF ALHAJI YUSUF TO BELIEVE ANYTHING HE HEARS MR UGO SAYING.

THIS IS WHAT THE ELITE PLAY AMONG THEMSELVES. THEY TRY TO PATRONIZE YOU WITH THE STEREOTYPE THAT HAS BEEN PUT OUT THERE IF YOU FALL YOU WILL NOW LOOK AT THE PERSON AS BALANCED AND NOT BIASED.

THIS SYSTEM WAS USED TO COLONIZE US LOOK AT THE MEDIA YOU SEE THIS BEING USED VERY WELL.

AS LONG I AM ON NAIRALAND I WILL FIGHT ANY ONE THAT PREACHES ETHNOCENTRISM.

BE WARY OF A MAN THAT CRITICIZE HIS OWN ETHNIC PERSUASION HE IS WORSE THAN A DOUBLE AGENT.

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My dear you are dead on point. Obasanjo lost TWICE in his hometown of Abeokuta where i come from. He lost in the voting ward right in front of his house in Owu in both the 99 and 03 elections! It had NOTHING to do with ethnicity but about people refusing to vote in an 80yr old failure!

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So what happened this time around? You could not hide your stupidity or what? What you consider is totally inconsequential, it seems you may be thinking way too much of yourself.

And who the hell are you to state that you lambasted Mr A or Mr B? Who cares? Get busy with something and stop ridiculing yourself with this false sense of importance you are bestowing on yourself.

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I lambasted Ojukwu for wanting to rule Nigeria at  more than 70.

I lambasted Buhari's vice (Ume Ezuoke) for wanting to be VP at more than 70.

I hate it when oldies who should sit and advise, want to dabble into what they are no longer suitable for.

That is my grouse, which has nothing to do with ethnicity.

Apparently some people benefit from such arragement, whereas even Northern youths are against it.

What a shame.

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Normally, I do not respond to rats of the hue of Afam (or whatever), one of such whom I since considered a lost cause. Just this once, and I am done with it.

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Anyone who supports this thrash that is developing is definitely gaining from the rot. Thieving and conniving Niggers

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If anyone does not see anything wrong for 70-year tested and failed oldies to be hellbent on being ministers at a time Nigeria needs young and contemporary egg-heads to move the economy and other related issues fast on, then the country is doomed to perpetual mediocrity. In this jet-speed electronic and globalisation age, anyone who thinks a Nigerian oldy will make the commensurate impact Nigeria needs to move from the present dead-wood situation is a big ignoramus. Period. Now I am getting sick of everything.

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Typical response from a frustrated human being. So, it is either everyone supports a faulty criticism based on nonsense or useless accusations are directed at those who refuse to tow the ethnic line.

Maybe Yar'adua should appoint you based on the stupidy you have exhibited thus far even on this thread.

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backslider, i shld not have dignified you with a response. this is getting sillier with every response i read from you, did you even read the title of the thread at all?

Did you thoroughly digest my two earlier posts before jumping to conclusions?

I rest my case.

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@Topic,

There is nothing wrong in whoever the new administration chooses to appoint, this is democracy in action.

After all Bush keeps appointing liars and incompetent war mongers in the US.

@Davidylan,

You can never hide your deep rooted hatred for

1. Northerners

2. Muslims

3. Arabs

Rid yourself of the hate and stop inflicting pain on your soul.

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@David the beloved of God

We know how to look at the North and forget about the Thieving south.

We condemn the North and forget we have the same people from the south have a Higher degree of thirst for material things.

I Leave you with your conscience.

I had argued with you in the Religion section with no Hatred in my heart for the People of the North or The Muslims.

To save you from Being a TRIBALRELIGIOFASCIST please read the history of the north and understand their political and class struggle.

Understand the Ethnic and why most speak Hausa even when they are not Hausa.

I thought you had love for your fellow human being as a Christian. I am very sad that I have wasted my time standing beside you in the argument in the religious section. We are told to love our Neighbor as ourself. You have the right to think and say what you think this is a free world.

Can you say that in the south that there is NO "Yoruba" "IGBO" Speaking man that has brought this country to the stone age.

Lets us look at some of the evils happening in the southern part look at the FAKE DRUGS THAT WERE FOUND IN THE SOUTH!

was that the hand work of a "HAUSA MAN"

DID YOU SEE ANY HAUSA MAN USE IT TO JUDGE AND CONDEMN THE WHOLE IGBOE SPEAKING PEOPLE?

WHY ARE WE BIASED?

When a crime is committed it is a crime simple.

I have a heard an Igbo Junior friend of my say that IGBO PEOPLE are ungrateful and You know what i said to him?

He was wrong because he have NEVER MEET IN HIS LESS THAN 3 decades of his life one hundred thousand Igbo people.

WE ARE BEGINNING TO STAIR UP SOUTHERN FASCISM

DO WE THINK IT SOLVES THE PROBLEM?

WE HAVE OUR ELITE ENJOYING THEMSELVES TOGETHER NOT THINKING OF WHICH TRIBE THEY COME FROM.

OUR SOLDIERS DOING THE SAME THING

OUR KIDS ARE DOING THE SAME THING

THE REMNANT ARE PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR TRIBAL SUPREMACY.

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These men are very active for real.

They might make good ministers.

Their age might make them wiser than others!

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@ doyin13,

this is a forum and as well as i can remember a debate accomodates both extremes of views. It is not enough to just sit there and say "you definitely have some agro for northerners", please prove me wrong and i am willing to change my oppinions if i see your point of view!

A forum is all about debate, debate, debate! Not about whether my point of view is right or wrong!

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@Daviddylan

I am surprised at your HATRED for the northerners I cant imagine this. I am very disappointed in you honestly. I dont know what is the reason for your Ethnocentrism but May God save you.

I expected you to have bashed this topic.

Let me tell you there is a difference between Morality and religion.

Do you have this Stereotypic view also?

Dont you know that he Calls whom he wills?

Dont you that Other tribes have their thoughts about other people.

Should we use this medium to fan Hatred.

Who is truely the "north"

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Is it not a shame that the most important criteria for political appointment, professional qualification, is overlooked our empty headed political prostitutes are busy squabling over inconsequential things as age and zoning?

Are we still wondering why we are making no progress except in areas of the economy that are either headed by professionals (Soludo and banking reforms, Akunyili - NAFDAC) or in the hands of the private sector (oil industry)?

Who are these men who only appear when it is time to "come and chop"? Why are we still saddled with these sharia loving looters?

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if this story is true then Nigeria is in worse trouble, this people will drag us back 100 years. I hope Yaradua will have the guts to resist this particular problem, the northerners.

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it cant get much worse than this, we are already firmly rooted in the 12th century. Yar Adua cant resist the "northerner" problem, he is one of them. Let us pray and hope we still have at least 5 mins of electricity after another 8 yrs of leprous civilian rule.

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