A 102-year-old Nigerian woman, Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche, has declared her intentions to contest in the upcoming Presidential election in 2023.
Ezeanyaeche, who is also known as ‘living legend’ or “Mama Africa’, hails from Aguata, Anambra state and is the founder of the ‘Voice for Senior Citizens of Nigeria’ group.
She recently paid a courtesy visit to the management team of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, where she expressed readiness to contest for the number one position if the younger generations of the country are not ready.
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 also said in Igbo, “If you have a male or female child, try to train them to surpass your own achievements.”
It was gathered that she has received many awards for her contributions to humanity and nation-building, including the African Peace Award, 2021.
By Feranmi Okuku