84-Year-Old Ambassador To US Asked To Retire By Nigerians, For Being Too Old


84-year-old Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S, Sylvanus Nsofor asked to resign by Nigerians, after finding it hard to move during a walk with the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele at an event in Washington DC.

Recall that the United States once rejected the former Justice, for not being a “dynamic and energetic person”.

His nomination two years ago, as an Ambassador to the U.S also sparked controversy when President Buhari sent his name to the Nigerian Senate.

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The man who’s claimed to be poor but a man of integrity, earned notoriety during his membership of the Appeal Court panel that decided the election tussle between Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), and Olusegun Obasanjo, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was declared winner of the 2003 presidential election.

Of the three justices on the panel, he alone did not endorse the final judgement upholding Obasanjo’s victory.

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