An Abuja-based constitutional lawyer, Prince Orji Nwafor-Orizu said
that what Nigeria needs at the moment are digital, focused and
energetic young leaders, to pilot the affairs of the country.
In an interview with newsmen, Nwafor-Orizu said the current crop of
leaders in the country should give chance to young and vibrant
Nigerians, who can compete favorably with outside world and take the
country to the next level.
The legal practitioner noted that President Muhammadu Buhari has the
constitutional rights to seek re-election in 2019, but advised him to
tackle some of the challenges facing the country before seeking for a
According to him, “President Muhammadu Buhari should find solutions to
the challenges facing the country at the moment. He should tackle the
challenges such as economic turmoil, insurgency, killings, hunger and
high rates of unemployment, before seeking for a second term.”
He maintained that it is only when the present administration has
tackled some of these challenges that Nigerians would have the
confidence to give them their votes in the 2019 general election.
“We know that some of these challenges did not start with the present
administration. But the question Nigerians are asking is what effort
has the administration made to solve some of them, within the last
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