A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has declared his intention to become the next president in 2023.
Naija News report that the Global Oil Chief Executive Officer made his intention to join the 2023 presidential race in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
The renowned journalist and businessman stated that he will pick up his nomination form on Thursday at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, to make his declaration official.
According to the APC chieftain, he promised to bridge the existing divides in the nation, heal the wounds and bring Nigeria back together again if elected as the president in 2023.
Olawepo-Hashim added that he plans to build a new Nigeria as encapsulated in a 50 – point agenda that will be publicly presented soon by the Grace of God.
He said: “I have stepped out to ignite that fire, in my decision to seek the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the 2023 elections.
“Mine is not an ambition but a historic burden. It is a burden imposed on me right from my late teens when as an undergraduate youth activist, my generation committed ourselves to the struggle for the social and economic development of Nigeria, as well as to the struggle for democratic rule.
”There is nothing Nigerians cannot achieve with the right environment and support. I am out to give the Leadership to create that environment and plan to build a new Nigeria as encapsulated in a 50 – point agenda that will be publicly presented soon by the Grace of God.
“A modern Nigeria capable of securing itself from internal and external threats, providing jobs for her teeming youths currently unemployed through a sustainable economic development plan, and reducing the scourge of poverty and corruption is possible and realizable.
“By reason of accident, my father came from Northern Nigeria and my mother from the South. Half of my family are Christians while the other half are Muslims.
“I have lived and schooled in both North and South as well as in Europe and America. I know that all human beings are born equal and deserving of equal rights, opportunities and justice.
“I will do justice to all without discrimination on account of ethnicity, religion and gender. This is not another empty promise of another politician. It is who I am.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News