Nigerians have been advised to consider some basic qualities in electing the nation’s president in 2023.
The advice was given by Major-General John Enenche (rtd), former coordinator defence media operations, in an open letter made available to newsmen on Wednesday.
Enenche, younger brother of the founder of Dunamis Church, Paul Enenche, asked Nigerians to consider integrity, competence, sound national economic knowledge, local/international goodwill, zero corruption/criminal records (convicted or not), and good health before voting for Nigeria’s next president.
According to the general, “My love for Nigeria is anchored on the fact that the country invested so much in my professional career development and life.
“Implementation, this should be in the form of mass concurrence on the choice of the kind of president Nigerians need.
“In this regard, factors to consider should be integrity, competence, sound national economic knowledge, local and international goodwill, zero corruption/criminal records (convicted or not), and good health to withstand the demands of the office of the president.”
According to him, these qualities should also be considered in electing other political office-holders to move Nigeria forward.
He further advised politicians and their faithful to shun religious and ethnic biases during campaigns.