- A presidential aspirant urged Nigerians to vote out the ruling APC in 2019
- He also urged the people not to vote the PDP as the alternative
- The ANN presidential aspirant said people should not see the APC and the PDP as the only options
A presidential aspirant on the platform of All for New Nigeria (ANN), Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has urged Nigerians to reject both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and all the people “regrouping to present themselves as credible alternatives to the failing APC.”
He urged Nigerians to be vigilant and not allow the nation to fall into the hands of politicians who had failed the country, for another four years, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Olawepo-Hashim, who was the founding deputy national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), begged Nigerians not to give the PDP a chance to capitalise on the failure of the APC to take over power next year, saying they were birds of the same feather.
He urged the people to embrace the ANN as the alternative to both the APC and the PDP rather than think that their choices were limited to the “two evils.”
A statement on Tuesday, September 11, quoted him as saying this while engaging with his supporters recently in Lagos.
“The APC is no doubt vengeful and has underperformed as a party in government, but we must resist the temptation to regard the PDP as the solution. Doing so will mean that we have forgotten so soon why they lost a general election only a few years ago. Nigerians cannot afford that.
“We cannot permit things to look like we just have a choice between two evils. We now have a credible option in the Alliance for New Nigeria.
“Confederating corrupt politicians should not be allowed to capitalise on the failure of the vengeful APC because they are birds of the same feather. You can feel the confederating people; they are already moving looted funds around.
“The ANN should be embraced in 2019. It should not be made to appear as if we are trapped between two evils – the APC and the PDP.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the PDP had announced new dates for primaries aimed at selecting contestants for the state House of Assembly, National Assembly and governorship posts ahead of the 2019 general elections.
A notice on Tuesday, September 11, signed by the national organising secretary of PDP, Austin Akobondu, in Abuja showed that the party has fixed September 20, for screening the National Assembly, governorship and presidential aspirants.
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