Politics, Africa

102-year-old woman set to seek Nigeria's presidency

Ezeanyaeche, founder of senior citizen group, vows to provide good leadership to country if elected

Olarewaju Kola   | 17.02.2022
102-year-old woman set to seek Nigeria's presidency

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria 

A 102-year-old woman has announced her intention to run for president of Nigeria in 2023.

Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche threw her hat in the ring during a visit to the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), the country's largest television network, according to local media on Thursday.

She declared her intention to provide good leadership to the country, according to Nigeria.Com, an online news outlet.

The centenarian and founder of Voice for Senior Citizens lives in Anambra State, in the country's southeast.

Since late January, about 10 prominent politicians, including serving and former governors, have announced they will seek the presidency.

Nigeria will hold general elections early next year to elect governors and members of the parliament, in addition to the president.

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