You’re still young, you can run again in the future – Tanko Yakasai to Obi

Nigerian politician and elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai has urged the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi to be patient and join the next contest for presidency.

He stated that politics is a continuous process and it is not learnt in school, adding that Obi is new to the political terrain.

Yakasai, who spoke on Arise TV on Thursday, said Obi is just about 60 years old – which means he is young enough to still try again another time.

The founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, was reacting to the former Anambra governor’s World Press Conference.

Obi told the press that he has evidence he won the 2023 presidential election and he was heading to the court because his mandate was stolen.

But in reaction, Yakasai added; “He was a banker and now a politician. He is contesting election for the first time and it is in process. I plead with him to be patient enough.

“You don’t learn politics in school. You learn through [the] process and I’m sure he’ll be a good politician and be successful if only he can endure. In this kind of situation, you see people speaking from different perspectives.

“If somebody is not happy with the outcome of the election you don’t expect him to praise the process but it’s another matter if you ask another person. I’m not surprised.”