The presidential candidate of Peoples Trust (PT), Gbenga Olawepo- Hashim on Saturday criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption.
Olawepo-Hashim said his administration is not fight corruption to achieved positive result. Corruption, he said will be tackled effectively if the minimum wage is above N18 thousand.
Olawepo-Hashim promised to pay N50 thousand minimum wage if elected. He spoke in Abuja at the party’s presidential campaign flag off.
Olawepo-Hashim vowed that the party if voted into power will put an end to poverty and deal with issue of insecurity in the country.
His words: “We are a party that is determined to build a better Nigeria. We want to put an end to poverty, and under development that has been the hallmark of the incumbent government. We will fight corruption in a way that it will be done scientifically. It will not just going to be a police action. You cannot fight corruption when majority of the people are extremely poor.
“A people that pay its workers minimum wage below 18 thousand Naira cannot fight corruption efficiently. We will raise the minimum wage to N50 thousand at the first anniversary of our government. You can trust this party.
“We will exchange instability for security. We are at the point where we will stop hatred and violence and be unity, where the lives of every Nigeria will count equally. By the time I am elected by the Grace of God, we will build a truly United Nigeria. Today 11 out of 19 states of northern Nigeria have been overrun by bandits from across the border and violent that is caused by agents of disunity and destruction.
“The southern states of Nigeria have been over taken by kidnappers, robbers and all form of social vices and this affects the economy of the country. Now we have more youths that are unemployed than those that are employed. Our resolve is to build a new economy that will guaranty job for our youths. We will restructure the way power is organize between the state and the Federal Government.
“We will empower the states to have their own police side by side with the federal police so that the internal security can be enhanced.”
The national chairman of the party, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN, urged Nigerian especially party faithful to voted massively in the forthcoming presidential and other elections for a new, United Nigeria.
He vowed to make everything positively possible to ensure that the party is victorious. The party’s flag was also presented to candidates contesting for various political positions who came from across the country for the event.