2023: 102-year-old Anambra woman declares intention to run for president
Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche, a 102-year-old woman has officially declared her intention to contest for the number one position in 2023.
Also called “living legend” or “Mama Africa”, she hails from Aguata, Anambra State and is the founder of Voice for Senior Citizens of Nigeria.
Ezeanyaeche recently paid a courtesy visit to the management team of the Nigerian Television Authority, where she expressed readiness to contest for the number one position if the younger generations of the country are not ready.
The group’s president, Caro Nwosu, noted that Ezeanyaeche was quoted by Sahara Reporters as saying: “If Nigerians are shying away from political participation, she says she is ready to contest. She has already prepared a manifesto for herself. She has the vision. If the good ones don’t come out to contest…”
The aged woman acknowledged Nwosu’s statement as she said in Igbo: “If you have a male or female child, try to train them to surpass your own achievements.”
She is said to have received many awards for her contributions to humanity and nation-building, including the African Peace Award, 2021.
She joins a long list of individuals who have so far declared interest to run for the position in 2023.