A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former presidential aspirant, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has said the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 poll should make a commitment to form a government of national unity if elected.
In a statement by his Media Office in Abuja, Olawepo-Hashim maintained that the government of national unity must be made up of credible Nigerians who would unite the country.
He added that the government must “secure the nation and bring immediate relief to our suffering people whose welfare have been battered due to the energy crises coming just at the heels of economic crises occasioned by the Covid 19 pandemic.”
He said Nigeria is technically at war on multiple fronts, adding that the solution required a patriotic and non-partisan approach to navigate its current existential crises.
While withdrawing from the 2023 presidential race last Friday, 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.”
He noted that his decision to contest in the first instance, “was to offer a national platform for progressive forces who believe in the necessity and possibility of a new Nigeria, capable of securing itself from internal and external threats, and bring prosperity to all her people.”