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Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by bilms(m): 10:18pm On Jan 08
Stop Dividing Nigeria, says Olawepo-Hashim

Leading challenger to the mainstream political parties and the presidential candidate of the People’s Trust , Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has expressed shock and dismay at the increasing ethnicization of the February presidential race by high-ranking state officials.

Hashim warned that the trend is an unwitting attempt at ‘Somalisation’ of Nigerian politics.



Speaking in Lagos at a brainstorming session on finding national consensus over the state of the nation, Olawepo-Hashim slammed those in high offices who are dangling 2023 presidential ticket as a political carrot, describing them as “agents of ethnic balkanisation and political retrogression.”

The presidential hopeful who alerted the nation to the emerging deterioration of standard and norms in high offices, said it alarming that the Vice President of the nation was, allegedly leading the ethnicisation campaign.

Hashim wondered why the high office of Vice President should be dragged in the mud of tribal bigotry.

“That reprehensible statement promising 2023 presidency to the South West should never have emanated from the Office of the Vice-President. That office transcends tribal thinking. The presidency is and should be a rallying point for all Nigerians irrespective of tribes or religions,” Olawepo-Hashim said.

He pointed out that tribal campaign hinged on 2023 as a promissory note confirmed the shallowness of political discourse as issue-based campaigns have been jettisoned by the two mainstream political parties, warning that “Nigerians have grown beyond this bigotry through inter-marriage, electoral endorsement and business union.

“As early as first republic, the Tiv people elected a Kanuri man as their representative to the Northern House of Assembly. In 1993, late Chief Moshood Abiola beat Bashir Tofa in Kano. Today, so disappointedly, some top leaders instead of building on our achievements in the area of national unity are busy pushing to split and reopen old wounds and rancour among our people.’

Wondering why politics and campaign cannot be about higher ideals of national unity and prosperity, the PT candidate affirmed that the presidency of Nigeria should be about merit, competence and passion to deliver on good governance, not the drumming of ethnic card or the promotion of tribal advantage.

“The Presidency must be about how further to unite the country, not how to divide it more. It must be about progress, not how to foster under-development. It is not about ethnicity or religion but on what you have to offer the people and the state.

“Those seeking re-election campaign on their records, using state funds to curry votes through trader-moni and other contraptions is very cheap and ridiculous. Let us focus on the realities of under- development threatening our collective existence.

“For me and our party, we preach a pan-Nigerian agenda as a modern state where citizenship is for individuals, not based on ethnic or religion. I will be a President of all Nigerians, regardless of their political, religious, tribal inclinations,” Olawepo-Hashim said.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/01/08/stop-dividing-nigeria-says-olawepo-hashim/

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Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by Alepa(m): 10:21pm On Jan 08
Bla bla bla
Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by bilms(m): 10:22pm On Jan 08
Alepa:
Bla bla bla

Hashim is working to provide a better country for you to live in.

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Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by Alepa(m): 10:25pm On Jan 08
bilms:


Hashim is working to provide a better country for you to live in.

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Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by mrrights: 2:03am On Jan 09
Gohashim2019

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Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by joesh94: 3:06am On Jan 09
Nairaland presido in the news again. I wish he has a chance at the polls.

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Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by uuzba(m): 3:40am On Jan 09
Politicians are always so good at solving future problems. None of them is prepared to assist you now, today. How many youth are going to die because of this before 2023, whilst this guy continues flexing and eating chicken?
The whole UK wan collapse because of Theresa May and Brexit.
I will/I can sabi-sabi.

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Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by Dunkofia20(m): 4:12am On Jan 09
What are you guys doing by this time of the night if not working I wish I can sleep so that you guys can do my night work since you don't have anything to do with your life

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Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by mpianya39(m): 5:25am On Jan 09
Zoo mentality grin
Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by buchilino(m): 5:50am On Jan 09
bilms:


Hashim is working to provide a better country for you to live in.

MY BROTHER DONT WASTE UR BREATHE ON LIFELESS PPLE

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Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by Premiumwriter: 7:12am On Jan 09
uuzba:
Politicians are always so good at solving future problems. None of them is prepared to assist you now, today. How many youth are going to die because of this before 2023, whilst this guy continues flexing and eating chicken?
The whole UK wan collapse because of Theresa May and Brexit.
I will/I can sabi-sabi.
it's a pity you didn't even read and rushed to comment.

Anyways, he's right. The VP is very stupid and shallow and a tribalist.

Why promise igbo 2023? It shows he didn't see everyone as Nigerians.
Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by mrrights: 8:22am On Jan 09
Nigeria GOH Better
Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by mrrights: 8:23am On Jan 09
Gohashim2019

Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by generalissimo(m): 11:11am On Jan 09
Does anyone know how I can contact this man of vision? He has won my heart. I wanna campaign for him. I refuse to be myopic, not seeing beyond APC n PDP. Nigeria needs a leader like Hashim
Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by bilms(m): 11:49am On Jan 09
generalissimo:
Does anyone know how I can contact this man of vision? He has won my heart. I wanna campaign for him. I refuse to be myopic, not seeing beyond APC n PDP. Nigeria needs a leader like Hashim

just check out the PT's office in your state
Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by generalissimo(m): 12:01pm On Jan 09
bilms:


just check out the PT's office in your state
Thanks! Do you know any of their offices in Lagos?
Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by bilms(m): 1:59pm On Jan 09
Will confirm and get back
Re: Stop Dividing Nigeria, Says Olawepo-hashim by bilms(m): 3:18pm On Jan 09
generalissimo:
Thanks! Do you know any of their offices in Lagos?

No 21, Adekunle Fajuyi Crescent (Come in through Olutoye Crescent) off Adeniyi Jones Ikeja.

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