The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Trust, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hasim, has said Nigeria needs an educated person to become the next President, for the country to move forward. He claimed that the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress and People’s Democratic Party, President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar respectively did not have sound education to rule the country.
Olawepo-Hasim stated this in Akure, the Ondo State capital, while speaking with journalists after meeting with his party leaders across the 18 local government areas of the state on Friday.
He said, “When we were governed by people who were more educated, Nigeria made more progress. Those people understood how a modern society should be.
“Let me give an example of Chief Obafemi Awolowo who was a lawyer, Azikwe, who was more educated. You saw the difference in the quality of their governance.
“What education prepares for you is that it gives you knowledge-based on how things should be organized. You cannot separate how a progressive degenerate in leadership for lack of education.
“To be honest with you, in the 21st century, there is a minimum level required for you to understand how international economics function.
“What I am saying is that the PDP, that is trying to make an issue out of Mr President’s certificate is not better placed. There is no difference between two of them. There is no difference between the PDP candidate and the APC candidate in terms of level of education. Both of them are the same.”
The presidential candidate, who expressed confidence in winning the forthcoming presidential election, noted that there were more votes in the North Central, where he came from and the North Eastern part than any other region of the country.