2023: NPSA makes case for competent, courageous president


Kayode Abdulazeez

Nigeria Political Science Association (NPSA) has stressed the need for Nigerians to give more priority to a competent and courageous president that will give good governance and get the country out of insecurity come the 2023 election.

Addressing journalists in Ilorin, Kwara state capital on the state of the nation, the national president of NPSA, Professor Hassan Saliu, noted that all forms of security challenges across the nation’s geopolitical zones were as a result of political exclusiveness.

Saliu equally attributed the menace of money politics as witnessed in the recent presidential primaries of leading political parties in the country to the problem of exclusiveness.

The NPSA president said that Nigerians should preoccupy themselves on how to elect the person that knows how to fix the country as president in 2023 instead of dissipating energy on Muslim/Muslim ticket.

While commending president Muhammadu Buhari for not influencing the outcome of the APC presidential primaries, Saliu said that Nigerians need a president whose body language will not influence government decisions on national issues.

He added that Nigeria needs a president that would restore dignity of Nigerians, uphold rule of law, constitution and fundamental human rights.

“What the NPSA is after is the election of a president that knows how to fix Nigeria”, he said.

Saliu said that the NPSA had organized five political platforms in its efforts to promote good governance in the country, adding that the association will soon publish a book on governance on contemporary Nigeria.