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Olawepo-Hashim canvasses compromise, consensus for nation building


Presidential candidate of People’s Trust (PT), Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim

Presidential candidate of Peoples Trust (PT) in the 2019 general elections, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has canvassed compromise and consensus as solution to the raging debate on restructuring the country.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja, the Kebbi State-born businessman premised his prayers on the fact that while the Federal Government kept mum on devolution of power, the opposition could not maintain an uncompromising stance.

According to him, compromise and consensus driven by the federal executive leadership via constitutional amendment bill, particularly on sections dealing with the concurrent, exclusive and residual legislative list, are needed.


Olawepo-Hashim added: “It is time for us to agree on things that are agreeable and continue to discuss things that are not clear but may become clearer in the future.

“Compromise is never a sign of weakness, but a noble act that springs from the depth of wisdom, honour and kindness.”

Noted for his laudable ideas in the build-up to the last presidential race, he said: “A simple executive-sponsored constitutional amendment bill may get a resounding support, if properly managed with the 36 governors in Nigeria, as well as Houses of Assembly speakers. The requirement for two-third support from the states’ assembly will be achievable to meet the constitutional requirement of a valid amendment.”

He argued that the country must move forward together in peace and harmony, as nation building cannot be achieved in one day.

“There will still be life after 2023. I am optimistic that Nigeria will survive, and other issues can be looked into after 2023 elections, by the grace of God.

“Let there be compromise where there exists clear national consensus. Compromise is a mark of confidence, not weakness. The only area where I see no compromise is the agitation by extremist forces to dismember Nigeria.”


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