2023: Olawepo-Hashim Canvasses for Unity Govt, Says No Party Can Win More Than Three Zones

2023: Olawepo-Hashim Canvasses for Unity Govt, Says No Party Can Win More Than Three Zones

  • Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has advised that whoever wins the 2023 presidential election a form a government of national unity
  • The APC chieftain said the government of national unity must be made up of credible Nigerians to unite the country and lay a new foundation for peace and progress
  • Kwara-born Olawepo-Hashim contested for the presidency in 2019 and withdrew from the APC presidential primary in May

FCT, Abuja - A chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has counseled that any candidate or party that wins the 2023 presidential election must commit to the formation of a Government of National Unity, GNU.

According to the former presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, none of the existing political parties have the capacity to win in more than three geographical zone of the country.

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Olawepo-Hashim has called for a unity government after the 2023 polls. Photo credit: Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim
Source: UGC

In a press release by his media office in Abuja on Sunday, November 20, Olawepo-Hashim maintained that the GNU must be made up of credible Nigerians to unite the country and lay a new foundation for peace and progress.

He said:

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“Regardless of who or what party wins the 2023 presidential election, Nigeria must have in place a broad based, inclusive, national unity government, made up of essentially patriotic citizens to help construct a stable, secure, peaceful and united Nigeria that inspires hope where no section of the country will be left behind.
“The government must also be tasked to “secure the nation and bring immediate relief to our suffering people whose welfare have been battered due to the un-abating multi-faceted social and economic crises.

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“The truth is that I have reviewed some fantastic economic blue prints contained in the manifestoes of some of the candidates, but the fact remains that mobilising for Economic growth is an impossible task without peace, security and National cohesion.”

He noted that 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 after the Nigeria civil war in 1970.

He added:

“We have been on this issue since 2019. The issue will be more in bold relief in 2023 as political dashboard is indicating that none of the parties can win in more than three political zones at their very best. That would be an indication of a deepening post-election division.”

While withdrawing from the 2023 presidential race in May, Olawepo-Hashim had said:

“I hope our party will still be able to find a candidate for the 2023 election that will unite and secure our country. One that will lead an inclusive government, and build a prosperous economy that will not leave anyone behind.”

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2023: Stick to issues, not sentiments - APC chieftain tells presidential candidates

Recall that Olawepo-Hashim recently warned presidential candidates of the various political parties against further widening the existing gulf and divisions in the country in their race and ambition for 2023.

In a statement sent to Legit.ng, the APC chieftain explained that in the quest for power by the candidates, rather than addressing issues that are relevant to our nationhood, the actors have been inflaming the passion of tribal and religious bias among citizens.

According to him, the supporters of the candidates are also driving their campaigns and marketing of their candidates via intimidation, threat, disinformation and blackmail, without any word of caution from their principals.

Imumolen cautions Nigerians on who they vote for in 2023

On his part, Accord Party presidential candidate, Prof Chris Imumolen has declared that only a candidate who is not affiliated with any sect in Nigeria can solve the challenges faced by the country.

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Speaking at a youth gathering commemorating International Youth Day, Imumolen said voting right is the only way to ensure that critical issues are addressed.

He also said he has commenced the process of preparing the minds of voters to vote right in the coming election and to educate all and sundry on the kind of personality needed to get Nigeria back on its feet.

Source: Legit.ng

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