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FROM THE BEST EVER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; & SUCCESSOR — INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGES FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION

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I was researching into governance and governance procedure when I stumbled of two contributions from global figures who became the most powerful personalities in the world at different times by virtue of holding the office of President on the United States at about 45 years old. William Jefferson Clinton served as the 42nd president of the United States and was in office from 1993 to 2001. He was 46 years old when he was elected and the third youngest president. On his part, Barack Hussein Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner was the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, and was elected at the age of 42 years. President Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. He is 73 years old. To our young ones I ask: Are you despondent? Do you worry about your today and tomorrow? Do you see hope or you have given up? Are you a pessimist or an incurable optimist? These are very pertinent questions this time in history when the whole world is battling with too many challenges that appear to be making humanity helpless. On my part, I believe it is not yet past midnight and Nigeria will still be great. Former United States President Barack Obama sees hope. Obama spoke at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela lecture in South-Africa last year. Here is an excerpt from Obama’s speech that will surely lift several souls: FROM BARACK OBAMA: ”So, young people, who are in the audience, who are listening, my message to you is simple, keep believing, keep marching, keep building, keep raising your voice. Every generation has the opportunity to remake the world. Mandela said, “Young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom.” Now is a good time to be aroused. Now is a good time to be fired up. And, for those of us who care about the legacy that we honour here today – about equality and dignity and democracy and solidarity and kindness, those of us who remain young at heart, if not in body – we have an obligation to help our youth succeed. Some of you know, here in South Africa, my Foundation is convening over the last few days, two hundred young people from across this continent who are doing the hard work of making change in…

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