Old Presidents Youths chose will take them to the grave, Mo Ibrahim Alludes (Video)

Sudanese-British billionaire businessman and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mohammed Mo Ibrahim has chided African youths for electing old men as presidents.
According to the Telco Mogul, the continent should be emulating developed countries, who trust the economy and military might of the different countries in the hands of men in their forties.
The renowned philanthropist said this at an event in Kigali with the Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and William Ruto in attendance discussing Leadership for the African we want.
He said the continent of Africa is a continent of young people where many of them are in their 20s yet the average age of our Presidents is about 63-64 years old.
Mr Ibrahim asked when “we pick up people at 90 years old as president, where do we expect them to lead us to? The grave?
“We are the only continent in the world where we have presidents at 90 years old starting new terms, you guys are crazy or what?” he quizzed.
“We see people in wheelchairs unable to raise hands standing for elections, this is a joke! Yes, you are right to laugh because the whole world is laughing at us” he stated.
Mo Ibrahim said even in the United States with an economy of 15-16 trillion dollars, termed as the most important country in the world had Obama who is a half African become President at age 46, 47.
He added that Obama would be driving a bus if he was in Kenya.
He reiterated that Clinton and Kennedy were even younger than Obama when he became President.



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