102-year-old Nigerian woman, Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche, has announced her ambition to run for President in 2023. 

Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche.

Ezeanyaeche, better known as “Mama Africa,” is the founder of the “Voice for Senior Citizens of Nigeria” group and hails from Aguata, Anambra state.

She recently paid a courtesy call to the Nigerian Television Authority’s management team, where she stated her willingness to run for the top spot if the country’s younger generations are not ready. 

Speaking on her readiness, President of the group,Caro Nwosu, stated: 

“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 elderly woman acknowledged Nwosu’s statement., “If you have a male or female child, try to train them to surpass your achievements.”

She has received numerous honours for her humanitarian and nation-building efforts, including the African Peace Award in 2021.

 Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche hereby joins a lengthy list of those who have expressed interest in running for President in 2023.

Story: Ralia Adama


February 18, 2022