How to Select a Good President

Who is a President?

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the head of state and head of government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The president directs the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Roles and Responsibility of a President

  • He/she signs law bills;
  • He/she can refer a law bill back to the National Assembly;
  • He/she can refer a law bill to the Supreme Court to decide its constitutionality;
  • He/she can summon the Parliament or National Assembly
  • He/she must appoint the Supreme Court of Justice;
  • He/she must appoint diplomats, ambassadors, plenipotentiaries, and consular representatives;
  • He/she can pardon from any fines or penalties;
  • He/she can call a national referendum;
  • He/she receives official representatives from other countries (like ministers, presidents, ambassadors, etc.);
  • He/she has a right to veto any legalization bill.

Characteristics of a Good Presidential Candidate

Character Checklist

Your preferred candidate has no history of corruption, tribalism and nepotism. He or she must have proven integrity, values and ethics. A fair-minded and Pan-Nigerian person;

Competence Checklist

Your preferred candidate should have the required educational qualifications, knowledge, experience, and expertise and to provide transformational and visionary leadership from day one.

Capacity Checklist

Your preferred candidate should have the requisite mental and physical capacity to lead.