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Don't abandon security for elections, Olawepo-Hashim tells FG

Don't abandon security for elections, Olawepo-Hashim tells FG
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, on Wednesday, raised concerns about the current security challenges in the nation, saying it was more pressing than the 2023 elections.

3rd August 2022 Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim 3rd August 2022 A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, on Wednesday, raised concerns about the current security challenges in the nation, saying it was more pressing than the 2023 elections.He warned that the government “must not concentrate only on permutations on the 2023 elections to the detriment of urgent national security concerns.” Olawepo-Hashim, who is a former presidential candidate of Peoples Trust in the 2019 elections, gave the warning in a statement titled, ‘National security concerns more pressing than 2023 elections’, obtained by journalists in Abuja.He said, “Presently, it is an understatement to say we are at a turning point in our history when terrorist forces have technically surrounded our nation’s capital highlighting the severity of our national security challenge.

“In the past two years, we have spoken on the nation’s security challenges and offered concrete suggestions on how to confront them, but all suggestions have been ignored.Now is the time for patriots and statesmen and friends of Nigeria to rally and defend the ideals of our Republic, the ideals of peace and the ideals of modernity and civilisation,” he said.

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