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Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by stephanie11: 10:46am On Oct 13
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Nigeria is not in short supply of true leaders. The country’s diversity and generous human resources offer a limitless pool of talents, skills, abilities and character. Nigeria is blessed with all that a nation needs to be a lodestar in the galaxy of nations. But why do misfits end up in the cockpit here? The recruitment process has a bias for ethnic and religious emotionalism. The enlistment process is the snag -- fundamentally.

The political recruitment process at the party level is fatally flawed. Candidates for election are selected not on the content of their character, antecedents, abilities, and verifiable records but on the basis of where they represent, where they worship and how much they have to bribe party officials and delegates – in the case of indirect selection.

Our recruitment process at the party level rarely throws up people with discipline and competence for election. In fact, people with some semblance of capacity are rather planted as running mates of very defective standard bearers. Our politics de-emphasises ability, competence, qualifications, integrity, expansiveness, temperance and compassion as primary values for leadership – but accents the geography and religious identity of power instead.

We have to make a bold departure from this path. Nigeria needs healing. 2023 should be for national healing; closing the chasm and forging new bonds. As I said in ‘Nigeria needs a Nigerian president in 2023 – not Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba’, the country needs a doctor to heal the country in 2023, and it needs a carpenter. It also needs a builder and an architect to build the country back better. It needs an all-in-one president. Yes, Nigeria needs healing from six years of hate-slinging, recriminations and animosity.

We have to get it right in 2023, lest we embark on another tortuous journey through the capricious wilderness.

So, I have made my own list of five Nigerians I think can steer Nigeria away from the tempest. These individuals are notable for their integrity, leadership excellence and brilliance. This list is by no means definitive, but it throws up possibilities of what could be and should be if we must make it out of the doldrums. Enough of the predatory politics and recycling of the same political class.

AKINWUMI ADESINA

Adesina is the president of the African Development of Bank (AfDB). He was first elected as the Bank’s president in 2015 and re-elected in 2020. He is an astounding economist. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree (first class) in agricultural economics from the University of Ife in 1981. He went on to earn a PhD in agricultural economics from Purdue University in the US. He has won many awards, and received global recognition and appointments. He also has sterling records on integrity and leadership. He came into the reckoning of most Nigerians when he was appointed as the minister of agriculture in 2011 by former President Goodluck Jonathan. He was named Forbes ‘African Man of the Year’ for his reforms in the agricultural sector. He is widely regarded as one of the best agriculture ministers Nigeria has ever had. No other agriculture minister after him comes close on the performance-meter. I have checked frantically for any dirt on Adesina, but found none. He has no corruption case in Nigeria or anywhere.

Adesina is not a politician. The odds may be against him because he is not in the mould of the wheeler-dealer politician. But it is comforting that his excellence has not gone unnoticed. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is reported to be ‘’drumming support’’ for Adesina to enter the 2023 presidential race. Adesina is 61 years old, and by 2023 he will be 63 --- still within a good age bracket.

AMINA MOHAMMED

Mohammed is the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations. She was appointed minister of environment by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 – but she left the position to take up the UN job. Mohammed is one of Nigeria’s lodestars. If Nigerians are desirous of a break from the quotidian, then Mohammed will be that elixir that will spring life into the nation. She’s notable in international circles and has received global acclaim for her work on the environment, education, gender inclusion and the SDGs. She has no corruption case and her leadership style is said to be 21st century compliant. She is 60 years old and will be 62 in 2023. Although coming from a conservative and patriarchal society, the odds are stacked against her; she has the refinement and character to lead Nigeria in this age. Can we give women a chance in 2023?

NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA

Okonjo-Iweala is perhaps the most decorated economist out of Nigeria. Her accomplishments are unmatched by any Nigerian finance minister before and after her. She is the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as director-general. She became the DG of the WTO after a very competitive process. Leadership at the global level is chaotic with a barrage of interests at war. I believe Okonjo-Iweala can manage Nigeria with all its complexities going by her antecedents. She was once the coordinating minister of the economy, and it is obvious with the current parlous state of the economy her time was a golden era. Nigeria needs a good manager of the economy. Okonjo-Iweala is 67 years old and will be 69 in 2023. Although in Nigeria’s very murky politics, the likes of Okonjo-Iweala do not thrive, we can always chart a different path. After all is 2023 not about breaking the cycle and breaking away from the old order?

MOHAMMED BUBA MARWA

Buba Marwa, chairman of the NDLEA and retired army general, is an accomplished administrator. He has a master's degree in public policy from Harvard. As governor of old Borno state, he introduced the first joint-military patrol in the country, codenamed ‘Operation Zaki’ to tackle banditry and other forms of criminality in the north. Other states soon followed his novel example. As governor of Lagos, he tackled insecurity with ‘Operation Sweep’, set up a bitumen factory in the state; rehabilitated area boys by setting up skill centres and giving them grants to start bakeries, furniture work, tailoring and other businesses. He was also able to manage the ethnic divergences in Lagos very well. His stewardship in Lagos remains stuff of legends and tales pass down from generation to generation. Marwa is a politician and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Even though from the north, I believe Marwa can manage Nigeria’s diversity and effectively tackle insecurity.

YEMI OSINBAJO

Osinbajo is a fine gentlemen; a refined politician. He is cerebral, competent, temperate, and disciplined. He is an example of what the avant-garde Nigerian politician should be. But an albatross hangs on Osinbajo’s neck. He shares in the failures of the current administration and has taken a good lashing in the public for them. He is named in areas where the administration is faltering, but not where it is succeeding. Being the brains at the presidency, Nigerians expected much of him. Osinbajo will have to work at dismantling the web around his persona. But I believe he will be a president, with gravitas and character, for Nigeria.

By Fredrick Nwabufo; Nwabufo is a journalist and writer

https://politicsnigeria.com/akinwumi-adesina-buba-marwa-osinbajo-fredrick-nwabufos-pick-for-president/

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by Baawaa(m): 10:51am On Oct 13
Akinwunmi Adeshina,is the best man for the job

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by Explicit02: 10:56am On Oct 13
I see Tinibu pick any of these female as a running mate come 2023

AMINA MOHAMMED
NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by festacman(m): 11:09am On Oct 13
Many people are easily carried away by packaging rather than content.

Akinwunmi Adesina will be subservient president because like Goodluck Jonathan he has this tendency to COMPROMISE easily as well as pander helplessly to those interests that will keep him in office for 8 years. That's the problem US had with him as AfDB president. He won't implement vital reforms but will offer high-sounding initiatives with marginal results like he did when he was minister of Agriculture.

VP Yemi Osinbajo ticks all vital boxes. He can be firm and courageous like he had shown with few occasions he acted as president, which is why he was stopped from acting. He is amiable and can logically push ideas through. Even Northern elites as well young Northerners respect him for his intelligence, practicality and down-to-earth disposition. The Niger Deltans feel at home with him. If there is anybody who can package and sell ecomomic restructuring, which is necessary to unleash the potentials of Nigeria, he is Osinbajo. The reason is that he won't just talk about it but will go a long way to practically articulate roadmap and key benefits for each geopolitical zones for all to see.

And those who show limited knowledge of presidential system of government by blaming the weaknesses of the EXECUTIVE President on his APPENDAGE Vice President should read up. Joe Biden wasn't judged for successes or failures of Barack Obama presidency but on his performance on specific tasks given to him and his past personal tendencies and records.

But then, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is deeply rooted politically though his desperation and health are red flags.

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by abhosts(m): 11:11am On Oct 13
Akinwunmi has my vote.

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by BigSarah(f): 11:19am On Oct 13
Each time I see or read people postulate osinbanjo I get confused honestly..

If Nigerians truly want osinbanjo, then that means absolutely nothing is wrong with this Buhari and Osinbajo 8 years of mis-rule.

Please don't quote me to say Osinbanjo is completely powerless, because that's false..
Even assuming it's true, is it an abomination for him to share ideas with the president that'll steer Nigeria to the path of positivity..
Or is he intentionally sitting quiet and nonchalant and watching things go extremely bad?

Or he is truly clueless and ineffective as the current administration which he is the number 2.

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by DubaiLandLord2: 11:20am On Oct 13
Explicit02:
I see Tinibu pick any of these female as a running mate come 2023

AMINA MOHAMMED
NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA

You're not seeing clearly

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by Dapson73: 11:23am On Oct 13
Explicit02:
I see Tinibu pick any of these female as a running mate come 2023

AMINA MOHAMMED
NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA


Point of correction, Tinubu and Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is from the south and northerners will never negotiate such position for female.

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by Great2017: 11:36am On Oct 13
BigSarah:
Each time I see or read people postulate osinbanjo I get confused honestly..

If Nigerians truly want osinbanjo then that means absolutely nothing is wrong with this Buhari's and Osinbajo 8 years of mid-rule.

You just hit the nail on the head.

How on earth would people be advocating for Osibanjo presidency when he is part of the present government that has increased poverty and suffering in the country?

Osibanjo cannot be exonerated from the woes of this government as long as he is benefiting from the government.

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by Explicit02: 11:40am On Oct 13
Dapson73:


Point of correction, Tinubu and Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is from the south and northerners will never negotiate such position for female.
u re right bro
I'm only passing a message that Tinubu's vice will be a joker
Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by olaboy33(m): 1:33pm On Oct 13
I don't know why we keep looking far.

Osinbajo is the best man for the job.

Nigeria is in a free fall and needs someone to urgently turn things around not someone who will come in to start learning the ropes.

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by dollynnn(f): 1:33pm On Oct 13
I am tired of politics in Nigeria.
At the beginning,these politicians will look like angels only to turn to something else before the story ends

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by MuchAdo: 1:34pm On Oct 13
ok
Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by MrImole: 1:34pm On Oct 13
What?
Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by iambrazen: 1:34pm On Oct 13
Wow..even these ones are old cargoes.
We need fresh minds, fresh blood!
Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by Memphitz357: 1:34pm On Oct 13
Anyone but TINUBU for President of Nigeria come 2023

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by SSIPON(m): 1:34pm On Oct 13
People advocating for Osibanjo presidency, deserve slap.

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by chloride6: 1:35pm On Oct 13
Marwa the clout chaser?

Marwa was lacks vision to see the potential for Marijuana export?

Talk another thing abeg..

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by abobote: 1:35pm On Oct 13
What is Marwa and Amina Mohamed doing there? Anyway, it is still, what it is, those people listed above, have what it takes to turn the country around, but they can't win election in Nigeria, osibanjo as the vice president, have a brighter chance only if his evil party APC, will endorse and support, which I doubt

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by CrimeKsmart: 1:35pm On Oct 13
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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by perambulator: 1:36pm On Oct 13
WHy do people keep mentioning NOI. do they not know the law? NOI has disqualified herself by voluntarily taking American citizenship, she cant even be a commissioner.

Marwa: He should clear the allegation that he delivered the bomb that killed Dele Giwa

Mohammed, Adesina and Osinbajo are too civil/refined to be a president of Nigeria. Gentlemen/refined/soft leaders eventually get removed from office and their administrations are always a disaster because they are not in control........Shagari, Shonekan, Jonathan

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by orohbiro(f): 1:36pm On Oct 13
Nigerian men are useless

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by Emmypure: 1:36pm On Oct 13
I want to do giveaway

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by Mikelarteta(m): 1:36pm On Oct 13
If not for the way Nigeria is structured. Adesina would have been a good choice for the presidency.

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by oluseyiforjesus(m): 1:37pm On Oct 13
Adesina is not a politician, but any of Dem will still be better Dan dat baba dat just came back from hospital

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by INTEGRITYA1(m): 1:37pm On Oct 13
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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by pennywys(m): 1:38pm On Oct 13
cheesy
Adesina is ok
But osi-babanjo would have been a better option but he had proven himself a failed professor of law and since he can't function as vice to bubu definitely can't function as a president. Bubu have injected him with incurable failure.

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Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by ATEAMS: 1:39pm On Oct 13
cheesy
Re: Akinwumi Adesina, Buba Marwa, Osinbajo - Fredrick Nwabufo’s Picks For President by mamaafrik(m): 1:39pm On Oct 13
You mean the same buba bigot that said Southerners takes more hard drugs than North??,what a mumu postulation.
Let Lagos and south start massive cattle rearing and let the indigenes be the ones to handle it.
A typical muslim Northerner can't be trusted.

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