2023: Why Nigeria Needs a ‘Financial Mechanic’ as President

Conversations have started ahead of Nigeria’s 2023 elections and finding Nigeria’s next has gotten the country talking.


In 2023, Nigerians will have an opportunity to elect a new President after eight years of the administration of former military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari, who came into office in his fourth attempt has so far left most Nigerians wanting more in a President and conversations have begun as to the qualities that should be looked out for in Nigeria’s next President. 

On News Central Television’s Village Square Africa, Publisher of The Will Newspaper, Nigeria, Austyn Ogannah and a Legal Practitioner, Chima Nnaji spoke on the qualities that must standout in Nigeria’s new President. 

Nnaji in his remarks said Nigeria needs “an economic guru” and a “financial mechanic” – someone who has the capability and capacity to restore Nigeria’s dwindling economy. He also charged Nigerians not to allow political parties deceive them into making wrong choices.

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On his part, Ogannah said Nigeria’s problem has been since time immemorial. He said the country “is in a mess” and needs new ideas and ideals as the problems have been general, from security to economic and every Nigerian has felt the bruising effects of the current situation of the country. He said Nigeria needs healthy conversations that won’t focus on just the next election but the whole makeup of the country because the problems have been seen since “day one”.

A February 23, 2023 date has been set for the 2023 Presidential election and permutations and combinations have started already. Posters have been seen in different parts of the country, and campaign materials suggesting the interest of some known individuals have made it to Nigerian streets. 

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The real politicking has begun and the leading political parties are gearing up for the journey ahead, with the election expected to be between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP. Some Nigerians have also suggested possibilities of a third force emerging out of the displeased members of both parties. 

Ogannah and Nnaji urge Nigerians to look into issues-based campaigns and be wary of the positioning of the nation for greater times.  

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