2023: Meet the female Presidential candidates that have so far declared interest to contest the seat


As the race to the 2023 general elections gets closer, several presidential aspirants have signified interest. Amongst them are females.

In this article, a brief review of the female candidates aspiring to become the president currently shall be given. Kindly note that additions and subtractions are possible in the future. Without further ado, here they are;

  1. Patience Ndidi Key

A Nigerian currently residing in the United States, she served as the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization in the United States. Mrs Key declared her intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on November 23, 2021, at her ancestral home, Ekekhen in the Igueben Area of Edo State.

Patience Ndidi Key is a health professional. She is the Chairman Board of Directors (BOD), Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Americas ( NIDOA) USA and the President of NIDOA Maryland Chapter.

Mrs Key hopes to clinch the presidential ticket to contest under the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in the 2023 presidential elections.

Patience Ndidi Key
Patience Ndidi Key
  1. Madam Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche

Also known as ‘living legend’ or “Mama Africa,’ she recently declared her intention to contest the presidential due to the absence of credible candidates. Mama Africa who is surprisingly 102 years old believes her good plans for Nigeria can liberate her people from their sufferings. She is the founder of the Voice for senior citizens of Nigeria. She hails from Aguata, in Anambra state.

It is still unknown which party she hopes to represent. However, the Nigerian constitution currently allows for aspirants to vie for election without any party.

Madam Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche
Madam Nonye Josephine
  1. Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi

Indeed, it was shocking to some Nigerians to hear that Khadijah Okunnu-lamidi is vying for the seat of the president of the federal public of Nigeria. It is interesting to note that she is the daughter of a former federal commissioner for works, Mr Lateef Olufemi Okunnu.

Khadija Okunnu-lamidi is the only daughter of her parents but she has some paternal and maternal step-siblings. The 38 years old Lagos indigene is married to Adeshola lamidi who together are blessed with kids. Khadija Okunnu-lamidi expressed interest to run for the presidency in January 2022. She stated that her presidential aspiration is inspired by her desire to serve Nigeria due to her ability to solve Nigeria’s most pressing challenges.

She hopes to contest under the platform of the Social democratic party in the forthcoming presidential elections.

Khadija Okunnu-lamidi
Khadija Okunnu-lamidi
  1. Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson is a presidential candidate under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Angela Johnson had on Thursday, March 31, 2022, declared to journalists that God told her that she should contest in the presidential elections. She is hopeful that she will emerge as the first female president in Nigeria.

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson
  1. Olivia Diana Teriela

Much is not known about Diana who hails from Imo state. What we do know is that she has obtained the nomination and expression of interest form to contest for the presidency under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). As at present, the PDP is planning on producing a consensus candidate. It is still not clear if Olivia will be involved in the primaries or whether she will relinquish her plans if the consensus result doesn’t go her way. Only time will tell.

  1. Ibinabo Joy Dokubo

Ibinabo Joy Dokubo has declared to contest the seat of the President in the forthcoming general election. She is the first and only female candidate from the APC. According to her, she plans to continue with the current progress of the Muhammadu Buhari Administration. She hails from Rivers state.

Ibinabo Joy Dokubo
Ibinabo Joy Dokubo


So folks, those are the female candidates that have so far shown interest to contest. Are they pretenders or genuine contenders? Can a female even win the presidential elections? Let us know in the comment section.

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