By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
A former gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Democratic People’s Party (DPP) in Kwara State, Mr Gbenga Olawepo- Hashim has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Olawepo- Hashim made the declaration on Monday in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, at a meeting with some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Presidential Aspirant, who said he would perform another declaration in Abuja on 3rd May, 2023, stated that his programmes would centre around provision of security and ensuring the wellbeing of Nigerians.
He added: “I will secure Nigeria. I will bring prosperity. Nigeria needs to build an economy that will provide job for the young people. As a successful businessman I will use my experience to better the lots of Nigerians. We will create opportunities for young people and the women.
“I came home to declare my presidential ambition. I will also make another declaration in Abuja on 3rd of May, 2023.”
Olawepo- Hashim_ who is seeking the presidential ticket under the platform of the APC, praised Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state.