Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, the particular presidential candidate of the People’ h Trust (PT), has decried their exclusion from the presidential debate planned for January 2019.
His campaign organisation, in a declaration signed by the spokesman of the president candidate, Mr Hassan Ibrahim, within Abuja on Thursday, described the particular exclusion of Olawepo-Hashim from the discussion to be hosted by the Nigerian Polls Debate Group (NEDG) and the Transmitting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), because regrettable.
The speaker expressed the willingness of Olawepo-Hashim to participate in the event in view from the ample opportunity it would provide your pet to present himself and the party’ ersus programmes to the Nigerian electorate.
He said PT offers brighter chances than “ the particular so-called big parties” in the 2019 presidential elections by fielding Olawepo-Hashim as its presidential candidate, judging by the popularity among the electorate and its present standing, with 194 persons operating on its platform.
The statement read: “ REHABILITATION deserved to be given a podium by the organisers so that the candidacy associated with Olawepo-Hashim would be better appreciated throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria during the live debate.
“ PT’ s national distribute, acceptability and effectiveness of politics structure make it imperative for the organisers to invite its presidential applicant to the all-important debate to be dealt with by some of the best hands in the mass media industry.
“ All of us urge Nigerians not to be disrupted by this negative development. The particular PT is working with other politics party candidates who are interested in getting their voice heard toward the particular 2019 presidential election, and we will surely triumph in stopping this particular subterfuge.
“ We all urge Nigerians not to be disrupted by this development as legitimate people’ s debate is in the particular works where concrete solutions to a lot of problems dealing with Nigeria will be proffered.
“ Our strategy will be part of this new discussion with many patriotic candidates who wish to see a better Nigeria in 2019. ”
Recall how the NEDG and BON had called only five political parties in order to participate in 2019 vice presidential plus presidential debates.
Based on a statement signed by the Professional Secretary of the NEDG, Eddi Emesiri, the parties are Allied Our elected representatives Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Connections for New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) and Young Progressives Celebration (YPP).
However , Presidential candidate associated with Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili, has stated that she would like to meet 5 more influential presidential candidates within the platform of national debate organized by National Election Debate Team, NEDG.
The 5 candidates include: Donald Duke from the Social Democratic Party, SDP; Omoyele Sowore, of the African Action Our elected representatives, AAC; Byron Fagbemj of KOWA Party; and John Gbor from the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA.