President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his desire was to retire about 90percent of old politicians in Nigeria before the expiration of his second tenure in office .
The President also said that there was nothing in seeing an incumbent losing election so far it was free contest.
Recall that Mr President who made this vow at the inception of his second tenure in office reiterated commitment to follow through.
“If I can defeat an incumbent to become a president, I see nothing bad or wrong in having incumbent govs and lawmakers loosing their seats. It is called election and not selection. In an election one person must win. Whoever wins will have my support. And I want all our looters and bad politicians to start returning all they looted.
Insha Allah, by the time I am done with my second term, I must have retired at least, 90% of these old politicians who almost looted Nigeria out of world map. They are the problem with Nigeria…How can someone devote his entire life to politics as his occupation? Take politics out of their lives, they are frustrated and before you say “Jackie”, they are wishing you dead. To them, politics is a business venture; a quick way of making money but I have come to prove them wrong.
“Imagine, some people go as far as borrowing monies in form of loans to invest in politics. This is where we got it wrong. Politics is not a career nor occupation but a vocation.
” Elsewhere, those who venture into politics are people who have accomplished in their respective fields of endeavour, not a university graduate who is yet to find his feet. They go into politics to serve the people and return to their primary occupation. They don’t go there to enrich themselves.” Buhari