Dan-Musa Steps Down for Olawepo-Hashim in Race for ANN Ticket
By Sufuyan Ojeifo
The presidential aspiration of frontline contestant on the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, bought a lift yesterday as one other prime contender and veteran of presidential politics, Alhaji Ibrahim Eyitayo Dan-Musa, shelved his ambition in favour of Olawepo-Hashim.
Olawepo-Hashim, who had earlier emerged victorious as one of many foursuccessful contenders of the fourteen screened by the elders of the Middle Belt Forum about 4 months in the past, was in excessive spirits on Friday as Dan-Musa described him as a purposeful politician.
Dan-Musa, in a letter he submitted to the National Chairman of the ANN, Pastor Emma Dania, to intimate him along with his resolution to withdraw from the race and team up with Olawepo-Hashim, mentioned he consulted along with his teeming supporters nationwide before taking the action.
He mentioned his supporters can be mobilized to make sure that Olawepo-Hashim clinched the presidential ticket of the occasion, including that the identical effort can be invested within the February 16, 2019 presidential election to make sure his victory.
Dan-Musa described Olawepo-Hashim as “a proactive politician who understands the dynamics of Nigerian politics. He is a very vibrant youth who has been part of the politics of the forth republic where we had both, as foundation leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, played prominent roles. He was a foundation deputy national publicity secretary of the party.”
Olawepo-Hashim mentioned Dan-Musa’s resolution to withdraw from the race and help him was service to Nigeria and the ANN.
According to him, “You haven’t stepped down for me however for Nigeria and our nice occasion. You have made a terrific contribution to the occasion.
You have demonstrated the spirit that the ANN is fabricated from.
“This growth is essential to me as a result of Alhaji Dan-Musa, a outstanding politician and an completed entrepreneur, has constructions nationwide, which he’s deploying in help of our campaign to rescue Nigeria. We will all campaign collectively and form government collectively by the grace of God.”