2023: Top APC Chieftain Reveals Crucial Move Party's Presidential Aspirant Must Make

2023: Top APC Chieftain Reveals Crucial Move Party's Presidential Aspirant Must Make

  • Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has counseled the All Progressive Congress on what type of presidential candidate should the party present in 2023
  • According to him, any aspirant deserving of being put forward must commit to the formation of a Government of National Unity (GNU)
  • Over 20 aspirants are currently waiting to bear the flag of the APC ahead of the highly anticipated presidential contest next year

Abuja - Any All Progressive Congress (APC) aspirant deserving of being put forward as the presidential candidate of the party must commit to the formation of a Government of National Unity (GNU).

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, a chieftain of the ruling party made the remark barely a week after his withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race.

2023, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, APC, presidential aspirant
Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has advised that APC presidential aspirant must commit to the formation of a Government of National Unity (GNU). Photo credit: Segun Abifarin
Source: UGC

In a statement by his media office in Abuja on Wednesday, May 18, and made available to Legit.ng, Olawepo-Hashim maintained that GNU must be made up of credible Nigerians to unite the country.

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The politician maintained that the government must also be tasked to:

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“Secure the nation and bring immediate relief to our suffering people whose welfare have been battered due to the Energy crises coming just at the heels of economic crises occasioned by the Covid 19 pandemic.”

According to him, as of today, Nigeria is technically at war on multiple fronts and the solution requires:

“A patriotic, and non-partisan approach to navigate its current existential crises, as it happened during and after the Nigeria civil war in 1970.”

Aside from the post-civil war experiment, the GNU option also gained traction during the crises that trailed the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, when pro-democracy groups called on the winner of the election to form an inclusive unity government to navigate the nation out the impasse.

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Speaking further, the former presidential aspirant said leaders of the Afenifere, the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group during its meeting at Isanya-Ogbo, Ogun state, equally reiterated the call for a GNU arrangement ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He explained that it will help tackle the insecurity problems in the country and “midwife a new democratic government.”

Olawepo-Hashim's comment is coming some days after Abdullahi Adamu, the APC national chairman promised that the party will field its finest candidates ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Legit.ng previously reported that Olawepo-Hashim bowed out of the presidential race following some serious consultations and considerations of current and future political outworking.

He explained that his dream was to create and throw open an avenue for like minds who are capable of securing Nigeria from internal and external threats.

The southwest politician added that the aspiration is to eventually bring about prosperity to all citizens of Nigeria.

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APC on the road to make N2Bn as more presidential aspirants pick expression of interest, nomination forms

Meanwhile, the ruling party is on its way to raking in about N2 billion from the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms ahead of the 2023 election.

Since the party announced that its expression of interest and nomination forms would be sold at N30 million and N70 million each, about 20 presidential candidates have made moves to obtain their forms.

For instance, six presidential aspirants within the party including its national leader, Bola Tinubu; the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello; his Ebonyi state colleague, Dave Umahi; and the minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba, have obtained the party's forms after paying N100 million each.

Source: Legit.ng

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