Frontline politician and APC presidential aspirant, Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has become the focus of strategists in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as the party continues to explore means of deciding its choice of presidential candidate.
Information gathered over the weekend indicates that the ruling party’s Governors’ scheme against Tinubu-Osinbajo-Amaech has heightened up amidst fresh plot against zoning. It was said that some strategists in APC have launched a fresh plot against the understanding that the 2023 presidency has been zoned to the south.
Highly placed sources claimed that, the strategists are believed to be scared stiff that opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP may pick its candidate from the North and should that happen, the outcome of the 2023 presidential election may not be favourable to the APC. They are therefore seriously considering drafting in a northerner into the race.
The Sources according to Vanguard newspapers said that, “strategists are considering Business man and former presidential aspirant, Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim”.
The strategists are attracted to him because of his youthfulness, connection to South West, North central and North West.
Until recently, he claimed kwara as state of origin, but he now says he has traced his roots to Kebbi state and how this plays out is left to be seen, the source said.
Last Wednesday, Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim hosted all APC Chairmen in North Central zone, where he declared his intentions to formally joins the presidential race.
His formal declaration is slated for after Ramadan, specifically 3rd May, 2023. The delay according to Olawepo-Hashim media aide is in reference to the Muslim faithful as they observe the holy month of Ramadan.