The Presidential candidate of People’s Trust (PT), Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has said that seventy percent of Nigerian voters are yet to decide who to vote for among the presidential candidates less than 11 days to the 2019 election.
Similarly, Olawepo-Hashim said he had no plan to step down for either the APC’s candidate, Muhammadu Buhari or Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, expressing the confidence that the two candidates are beatable with their parties’ woeful performances since 1999.
The presidential candidate, who spoke during the campaign in Akure, the Ondo state capital to solicit for votes of the people of the state, advised electorates to reject the two political parties that had failed them and the country in the last twenty years.
Olawepo-Hashim who was accompanied by his Campaign Director-General and former transport minister, Mr Habu Fari, said the country was too endowed with natural resources for the citizenry to be wallowing in poverty and vowed to introduce policies that would end insecurity and economic hardship if elected the president of the nation.
He advised eligible voters to secure their future by voting for his party in 2019 election.
Olawepo-Hashim assured Nigerians, especially youths and graduates that he would create jobs and make the environment conducive for businesses to flourish.
The presidential candidate of PT said his party was fine-tuning its strategy in all states of the federation on how to wrestle power from the ruling APC, adding that PT has the highest number of representation in constituency nominations.
He said “some few days to election more than 70 percent of the electorates are still wondering who they are going to vote for. They have been examine the candidates they are going to vote for and what these candidates promised to offer and among all the alternative parties, the PT is the biggest. But I can tell you that this election is still very open even though its ten days to the election”.
“This is one of the reasons i said if elected we will form a government of national unity which will include the good people in the APC and PDP”, he opined.
The PT presidential candidate however said he has no plan to form coalition with any parties.
Olawepo-Hashim said, “Nigeria is a very interesting country, and I don’t know any country where other parties candidates are parties bigwigs who decamped to step down. I think it is a coinage here, because in a multi party democracy, nobody steps down, you win some seats and on the basis of this you can form coalition based on programme after the election”.
“The presidential election is not about party but about candidates and the future of this country, the two parties have failed in that regard. But we give hope that if we come in, Nigeria will be better”.
In a remark, the Director General of PT Presidential campaign Council, Mr Habu Fari and Abiodun Lawrence Emmanuel who is the Ondo State Chairman of the party, expressed delight that the people of Ondo state troop out enmass to receive Olawepo-Hashim, indicating that the people are ready to elect the third force which the PT candidate represented.
“There are imbalances and we have to correct those things for our nation to move forward”, she said.
Rasaki added that the party had learnt from the mistake made during the governorship election lading to marginal victory for APC, saying the party is now working hard to create awareness on the need for people to vote President Buhari.
“We are creating awareness and working hard, because our people were not really informed about the significance of that election. But this time, President Buhari will get more votes”.
She said she would because of senatorial ticket destroy a party she willingly joined after leaving PDP, saying: “I won’t destroy my party because of personal ambition.
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