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Those who believe the forthcoming Presidential election is a two-horse race between President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be in for a surprise as Gbenga Olawepo- Hashim, presidential candidate of the People’s Trust( PT) is prepared to give the duo a run for their money.
Given his robust campaign so far, his manifesto and his wide acceptance amongst the youths and those looking for an alternative to the old order, many were surprised why Olawepo- Hashim’s name was not listed among the presidential candidates scheduled to take part in the debate scheduled for January 19.
Speaking with our correspondent, Usman Sheu, a chieftain of the PT and an ardent supporter of Olawepo- Hashim said he is unfazed by the development as the powers that be “are doing everything possible to blacklist Olawepo-Hashim so that he does not appear on the ballot”.
“ At first I was a bit surprised when the names of the candidates scheduled to participate in the debate was released and I saw names like Oby Ezekwesili , Fela Durotoye and Kingsley Moghalu but Olawepo- Hashim’s name was missing. But then I remembered that some powerful forces, for reasons best known to them have been trying to do all they can to prevent him from getting the ticket of any of the political parties”.
“We all saw what played out in the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN). He was only lucky to get the PT’s ticket and even till now, the attacks against him has not ceased. So, debate or not, his messages are getting to Nigerians and his profile keeps soaring every passing day” he said.
In June 2018, the influential Middle Belt Forum had shortlisted Olawepo- Hashim alongside former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana; former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia; and former Plateau State Governor, Senator Jonah Jang as their choice for the forthcoming presidential election.
Feelers from the region revealed that Olawepo- Hashim has been endorsed as the candidate of forum which is an important section in the determination of the nation’s presidency. The announcement will soon be made public.
Also in November 2018, groups of youths from the North endorsed Olawepo Hashim, as their preferred alternative to President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar.
Stating their reasons, National Coordinator of Matasan Arewa Na Dimokradiya (All Arewa Young Democrats), Samaila Garba Garri said they were perturbed by the choice of presidential candidates of the two major political parties, who have anything new to offer the country.
Garba said they were thrilled by remarks made by Olawepo-Hashim on the plight and future of Nigeria and Nigerians, because “he has the idea to make Nigeria a much better country than what it is presently if given a chance.”
“Mr. Olawepo-Hashim is a successful business man, who has always been with the poor. He has been engaged in philanthropic activities and hardly spends a day without putting smile on faces. From Hashim’s remarks on that occasion, we understood he knows so much about the Nigerian economy and how to improve it. He is knowledgeable about the Nigerian people, more than the sitting president and PDP’s flag bearer.