2019 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion a 3-party race - Aspi­rant

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Muideen Olaniyi

The Al­liance for New Nige­ria (ANN) pres­i­den­tial aspi­rant, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has said the 2019 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion will be a three­party race.

Olawepo-Hashim said this at the week­end in Abuja dur­ing ANN’s na­tional con­ven­tion.

The aspi­rant, who said the APC and the PDP had failed to jus­tify the peo­ples’ con­fi­dence in them, stated that ANN would of­fer a cred­i­ble al­ter­na­tive plat­form to Nige­ri­ans who de­sired real change and na­tional re­vival.

He said the two par­ties would suf­fer re­jec­tion by Nige­ri­ans who had be­come dis­il­lu­sioned by their fail­ure to pro­vide lead­er­ship re­quired to trans­form Nige­ria in 2019.

He said Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari must be changed, urg­ing peo­ple to in­vest their man­date in an­other lead­er­ship on the ba­sis of ca­pac­ity and vi­sion and not on the ba­sis of “any­body in 2019 but Buhari.”

Olawepo-Hashim, who was first elected into the po­si­tion of Deputy Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary of the PDP in 1999, called on Nige­ri­ans to rest as­sured that ANN would of­fer a cred­i­ble and solid plat­form for na­tional re­vival, and de­clared that he would con­test for the po­si­tion of pres­i­dent on the ANN plat­form in the 2019 elec­tions.

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