'2023 Presidency Is Battle For Soul Of Nigeria' – Ezekwesili
Ezekwesili said the darkness over the nation is not yet enough for those who love power for the sake of it and acquisitions, adding that they want to darken it more
Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has said the forthcoming presidential election is a battle for the soul of Nigeria.
Ezekwesili disclosed the statement on Friday, December 30, 2022, in a post via her verified Twitter handle.
She said the darkness over the nation is not yet enough for those who love power for the sake of it and acquisitions, adding that they want to darken it more.
She wrote: “You all should better know that the 2023 presidential elections, in particular, is a “Battle for the Soul of Nigeria”.
“The darkness over our Land is not yet enough for those “who love Power for the sake of Power and acquisitions”, so they want to darken it more.
Ezekwesili said regardless of who emerges president next year, immediate results may not be achieved in four years, because of the level of decay in the system.
She added: “Candidates who are running for elections must tell electorates the bitter truth. The bitter truth is that the country is not in a place for any President to immediately deliver results.
“What matters is that you have a President who understands the problems that need to be solved and has an idea of how to go about solving it.
"Any candidate who is promising instant results after the 2023 elections is not being fair to you. So it is important that we understand that citizens must be ready for the work ahead because it is going to require everybody working together to make this happen.”
The 2023 general elections begin with the presidential and National Assembly polls on February 25.