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PT’s Presidential Candidate, Olawepo-Hashim, Flags Off Campaign, Promise End To Security Challenges.



The People’s Trust presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, at the weekend , flagged off its campaign in Abuja, with a promise to build a new Nigeria that will give youths employment.

Addressing the mammoth crowd at the Old Parade Ground, the venue of the event, Olawepo- Hashim, noted  that the country is presently at the  cross roads with existential challenges.

He decried a situation where 11 out of 19 Northern states are already groaning under the scourge of insecurity without any serious effort by those in government to address the scourge .

While promising to steer the nation away from the current state of hopelessness, insecurity and youth unemployment if elected, Olawepo- Hashim, said “This is a turning point in the history of Nigeria. We are at a point where we will exchange instability for security. We are at a point where we will dump poverty for prosperity, we are at a point where we will stop the wave of violence and hatred and build a truly united Nigeria; where the live  of every Nigerian will count.”

His words :”Today, 11 out of 19 States of Northern Nigeria have literarily been overrun by bandits from across the border and violence caused by agents of disunity and destruction.

“The southern states have literarily been overtaken by kidnappers, robbers and all sorts of violence induced by the present state of the economy of the country.

“At the bottom of these massive upheavals in the land is youth unemployment, which has climbed to about 33 to 36 percent. Now we have more youths that are unemployed than youths that are gainfully employed. The national unemployment average has also climbed to 24 percent of the population.

“Our resolve is to build a new economy that will guarantee jobs for our teeming youths, empower our women with the capital to take their place in the society and not just in the ‘other ’ room.

“We are resolved to expand our economy to a $4trn economy within 10 years. We will restructure the way power is  organised between the states and the federal government by devolving power to the states  as presently constituted so that they can  mobilise  more local resources to address problems.

“You cannot fight corruption when  majority  of the people are hungry. A people that pay his worker paltry minimum wage below N18, 000 cannot fight corruption efficiently. We will raise the minimum wage to N50, 000 at the first anniversary of our government.

Presenting the flag of the party to the candidate, the National Chairman of the party ,  Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), said the progressive forces in the country have resolved to deliver the presidential candidate of the party come February 16, 2019.

Agbakoba who disclosed that the progressive forces were united under the umbrella of the PT, said: “We took a resolute decision to form this Movement we are seeing today. We have reunited under a broad platform called Third Force and by God’s grace and power, we will win. Let us go together.





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