A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has promised to put a halt to the incessant killing bedeviling major parts of the country when elected to govern Nigeria in 2019.
Olawepo-Hashim gave this assurance while addressing a mammoth crowd that thronged the Middle Belt Conference organized by the Middle Belt Forum, with the theme: “Restructuring Nigeria and Reawakening: The Position of the Middle Belt,” held in IBB Square, Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Olawepo-Hashim, who condemned the current onslaught by killer herders, especially in the Middle Belt region, however, said the current leadership, led by All Progressives Congress, lacks the political will to stop the killings, hence the need to change the current Nigerian leaders.
He said his mission was to rescue Nigerians from abject poverty, create jobs for the teeming Nigerians, particularly youths, and ensure availability of social amenities, which will have direct benefit to the entire populace.
According to him, this is a struggle to save Nigeria from an inefficient leadership that has made poverty to be the hallmark of our people.
It is a struggle to build a new Nigeria, a struggle to give jobs back to our youths that have nothing to do on daily basis, he said.
Olawepo-Hashim said: “Middle Belt, the land of the people that were never conquered nor enslaved. I am delighted and grateful to God for this important gathering of these free people whose freedom had been put to question in a very barbaric manner under a democracy.
“It is too late in the day for Nigeria’s democracy to be subjugated. I want to assure you that like my brothers have said, this is not a personal ambition, it is a struggle to save Nigeria from imminent fascism.”
Olawepo-Hashim therefore assured Nigerians that his government would fix the nation’s economy, create enabling environment for business to flourish and create jobs for the benefit of all and sundry.