Age Not A Factor Buhari Tells Nana Addo

Nigeria’s President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, 72, has told flagbeearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo that with his election as head of state of Africa’s largest economy, age is no longer a factor in presidential elections.

The one-time military head of state made the remark when he hosted Nana Akufo-Addo at his Abuja office last Thursday.
Both persons laughed over the reference to age which their political adversaries used to no avail in their campaigns when they chatted over a number of issues during the felicitation visit.

Nana Addo told his host that “I have come to congratulate you on your recent victory”, adding that it was a source of inspiration not only for Ghana but the rest of West Africa.

“Your victory is not only inspiring to Ghana but the West African sub-region,” he told his host.

The radiance and calmness on the face of General Buhari (rtd) as the two exchanged pleasantries on serious matters about the West African sub-region, showed his readiness to tackle the challenges currently facing Africa’s most populous country.

Nana Akufo Addo’s obsession with a strong Africa was evident when he charged his host to strengthen the relations between Ghana and Nigeria, including the enhancement of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
“I encourage you to make ECOWAS a reality,” he said.

An excited General Buhari, whose office is now very busy, with hundreds of persons and vehicles crammed into available spaces, expressed gratitude for the visit and good counsel rendered him by his guest.