Nigerian businessman and former Anti-apartheid activist, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has withdrawn from the 2023 presidential race.
The presidential aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), announced his withdrawal on Friday via a statement from his media office.
Hashim who said that certain developments made him withdraw, added that his own day will come.
He added that he is “retreating not out of the lack of will to fight for our resolve and collective aspiration for a New Nigeria, a struggle which has attracted enormous support. Sometimes will and resolve, energy and preparation may not be enough to engage in an encounter.”
“I stepped aside believing that another day will come. I hope our party will still be able to find a candidate for the 2023 election that will unite and secure our country. One that will lead an inclusive government, and build a prosperous economy that will not leave anyone behind. I leave the race believing that by the Grace of God my own day will come!”