2023: Olawepo-Hashim says power rotation will not foster national unity

2023: Olawepo-Hashim says power rotation will not foster national unity

- A politician, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has reacted to the national discussion about power rotation

- Olawepo-Hashim gave reasons why the zoning of the presidency may harm the interest of Nigeria

- The former presidential candidate urged Nigerians to focus on leaders who can deliver on governance

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Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, a former presidential candidate has spoken against the idea of zoning the presidency to any region of the country.

Hashim who contested the 2019 presidential election under the People's Trust party in a statement in Abuja said power rotation is counterproductive, The Nation reported.

He stated that what Nigerians should be aiming for is a good president from any region who is capable of promoting socio-economic development.

2023: Olawepo-Hashim says power rotation will not foster national unity
Olawepo-Hashim says the zoning of the presidency leads to bad governance. @gohashim2019
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The politician argued that rather than resorting to the zoning of the presidency, people who aspire to be president should build a national consensus.

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He said the country is in need of a president that will secure it and transform its economy from an under-developed economy to a modern productive economy.

He said:

The talk of zoning of the Presidency is, therefore, a false narrative, divisive and inimical to national development. It is our turn president makes leaders to become escape accountability because when he is questioned, the so-called ethnic base and constituents would gather to say you cannot touch our man because it is our turn.”

He pointed out that power rotation creates divisions and diverts attention from important national issues.

Meanwhile, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has called on southeast politicians to engage the northern part of the country in dialogue in their quest for Igbo presidency in 2023.

Vanguard reported that the former deputy Senate president made the call on Wednesday, November 25 in Abuja at a book presentation authored by brands strategist, Ikem Okuhu.

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The Enugu-born federal lawmaker said the calls for ceding the presidential tickets of the major political parties to the southeast are in order.

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