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The President Nigerians want in 2015 (4)

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Sick and tired of mal-administration, Nigerians have been listing the qualities they want in the man to be elected president on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

‘A president that is humble’
As a student, the kind of president I want is one that would abolish strike. We should have electricity, job opportunities, good roads and he must be humble.
– EGBERONGBE SIMISOLA

‘A person who is ready to do the will of the citizenry’
A person who is God fearing. I want someone like Buhari because he is a man of God and also a person who is ready to do the will of the citizenry.
– OPEYEMI SHOTUNDE

‘A person who will not rely on the country’s wealth’
A person who will not rely on the country’s, wealth and will serve the citizens right in terms of providing their needs.
– MRS. BOLANLE

‘I want the kind of president that will provide the necessary amenities’
I want a president that will provide necessary amenities and make things easy for the citizens. Some of the things we think we lack, we have them but we are selling them. Nigeria can be better when we have good governance.
– MR. MIKE

‘We need someone that will stop corruption and insecurity
I think we need someone that will be firm, a president that would respond to issues promptly. We don’t want to remain on the same spot forever. We need a president that will tackle corruption and insecurity. And that, I think, is the only way to move forward.
– PHILIP UGO

‘A president with listening ears’
I want a president with listening ears. The one that has the fear of God and concerned about issues affecting the masses. If Jonathan is ready to exhibit all these, let him continue. But if not, I think we need a change of leadership come May 2015.
– AKOREDE KAZEEM

‘I want a competent person’
A competent person with competent cabinet.
– DAWODU ADEDAYO

‘Someone that will lead Nigeria to the promised land’
A God fearing, educated, outstanding, intelligent and knowledgeably president, who will lead Nigeria to the promised land.
– DEBORAH OSEIKPE

‘A president that will work
on power sector’
I want to see the eagerness of the president to make power issue history in Nigeria. A president who will create harmony amongst all tribes.
– MOSHOOD OLUDE

I want a transparent president’
A transparent person. I want to see that strict and courageous attitude to expose corrupt officials. Someone who is capable of fixing any anomaly.
– JUSTIN CHUX

‘A president that would be up to the task’
A president that would be up to the task of tackling all the problems Nigeria is facing economically and socially.
– JUSTIN MILLER

‘I want God fearing president’
We all need a president that would curb every form of insurgency in the country.
OREOLUWA LAWAL

President that would improve the education sector’
I want a president that would increase employment rate and improve the education sector of the country so that the youth would no longer believe travelling abroad is the best option.
– DAPO OLAYINKA

‘We need a president that would serve the people’
We need a president that would serve the people and be committed.
– AMEENAT AYINLA

‘A president that would consider the common man’
A president that understands the plight of the people. A president that would consider the common man and not ignore the voice of the bereaved through terrorism. A president that doesn’t let corrupt officials buy private jets and billions missing and he wouldn’t do anything about it. A president that would fulfill the promises he made before coming into power. One that would permanently solve the problems of the power sector and insecurity.
A president that would remember that Nigeria is not an industry where he is the CEO and the masses his subordinates. That the natural resources of the country should be used to better the common man, not to enrich those in power.
– NKECHI OKOYE

‘We want someone who understands the national anthem’
I need a visionary president, someone who understands the national anthem and the pledge.
‎​Someone who knows N3 million food allowance is ridiculous. A person who understands deeply what leadership is all about, who can also make decisions on his own. Someone who has the fear of God.
– BOLATITO OLUWASEUN

‘A president that will not endorse corruption’
A president that will not endorse corruption like Jonathan did in the case of Stella Oduah and Allison-Madueke.
– SEUN AWOSIKA

‘Someone that have people’s mind’
I just want a government that will have the desires of its people at heart.
– DEWUNMI ODUKOYA

‘I want someone who will bring sanity to Nigeria’
I want someone who will bring sanity to Nigeria because Nigerians need someone who is exceptionally disciplined and can handle them right. Someone who will ensure that rules being made are not broken.
– OGBOSO CHIDINMA

‘I want serious minded president’
I want a president who handles the medicare of the people with all seriousness, especially those above the 70.
– OLUFEMI AMODENI

‘We need a God fearing person’
This country needs a God fearing person. A man that has the fear of God at heart.
– BAMIDELE MOMSON

‘I want someone who is abreast with latest trends in leadership
I would want my next president to be someone who is abreast with latest trends in leadership, because one problem we’ve had over the years is political office holders, not leaders.
– FORTUNE NWAOKOLO

‘We want change’
I want a president that would change our story for good!
– SHADE MOMOH

‘Someone that will fight corruption and injustice’
I need a honest president, someone that will fight corruption and injustice but unfortunately the person is yet to be born.
– KEMISOLA AYODELE

‘A man that has what it takes to lead’
A man that has what it takes to lead. We need better presidential candidates not Goodluck or Buhari.
– SHOLA AYODEJI

‘We need man of integrity’
What we have lacked over the years is men and women of integrity in leadership positions. People of untainted character. Who have beliefs and values and will stick to them come what may – that’s what I think we need in our next president.
– OBINNA MADUBUIKE

‘Someone who would not be afraid to step on people’s toes’
I feel the president we need at this defining point in our political existence is one who would not be afraid to step on people’s toes. Especially, if these are men and women who have plagued us into backwardness.
– SHOLA ALAO

‘I want someone who is democratic, focused’
The kind of president I want is much like our current president. I mean someone who is democratic, focused and believes in dialogue as a way of resolving issues.
– BLESSING OKOCHA

‘We need a smart president’
The president Nigeria needs is a smart guy, young and vibrant. We don’t want an old man, neither do we deserve a young man that can’t perform. May God give us the best.
– CLETUS IBEKWE

‘A God-fearing president’
A God-fearing President is all we want. When a man fears God, he pursues truth and transparency. So, the next Nigerian president must possess this quality.
– PASTOR NELSON AGUWIKE

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