Septuagenarian picks Accord’s candidate, Imumolen, over Peter Obi, others

Composite image of Accord Party's presidential candidate Professor Christopher Imumolen (left) and Labour Party's presidential candidate Peter Obi (right).
Composite image of Accord Party’s presidential candidate Professor Christopher Imumolen (left) and Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi (right)

As the 2023 general elections draw near, candidates, especially those vying for the presidency, have continued to latch on to the mass media to reach out to millions of potential voters.
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One of those candidates who have been leveraging the media to share their vision is Professor Chris Imumolen, the presidential candidate of Accord.

The 38-year-old presidential candidate was on TVC recently to speak to Nigerians on how he intends to fix the country if elected president.

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During the live programme which was anchored by veteran broadcaster, Yori Folarin, a woman who claimed to be in her 70s and who was apparently impressed by how Imumolen spoke on how he would tackle the problems confronting Nigeria, phoned in from Jos, the Plateau State capital, to share her views about the Accord candidate.

The woman who introduced herself as Ladeji said: “My contribution is about the youths themselves. Actually, I am not for any of the old people. I am an old woman, I am in my 70s and I am tired of them. We are supposed to take care of our children but we are killing them in so many ways.”
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Continuing, Ladeji said she was once rooting for the Labour Party because of the party’s 61-year-old presidential candidate Peter Obi and for the interest of the Igbos, but has decided to go for the younger Imumolen, who will be 39 in September, because she believes the youths deserve power while pointing out that the old ones need to leave.

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“I am not really for APC or PDP. I went for the Labour Party because I want to give Igbo a chance. But for this morning, I am for Accord, I have changed my mind. I am backing the younger ones,” she said.

She added: “Now my message is to Nigerian Youths; you are the ones that have Nigeria, these ones that are wrecking Nigeria are almost going. Time will tell; they have to go.”
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