De­par­ture lounge del­e­gates

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Nu­rud­deen M. Ab­dal­lah

Some of the del­e­gates at the Na­tional Con­fer­ence are at the “de­par­ture lounge wait­ing for board­ing pass.”

The phrase was first used by Chief Chuk­wue­meka Ezeife while re­act­ing to a younger del­e­gate who ac­cused the older del­e­gates of caus­ing the prob­lem fac­ing this coun­try. Ezeife said the elders are “in­deed at the de­par­ture lounge” wait­ing to start their jour­ney to the great be­yond.

Chief Ed­win Clark yes­ter­day shed more light on that is­sue. He said the youths have to be pa­tient, adding that “when you are 70 years and above, you are at the de­par­ture lounge wait­ing for a board­ing pass.”

He said but “since we are not yet given board­ing pass, it is be­cause that we need to share our ex­pe­ri­ence with the younger gen­er­a­tion.”

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