Who is Hashim Olawep? Gbenga Hashim Olawepo is ANN presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election. many people will be wondering and wanting to know his profile, biography and state of origin. Here you have the Biography and Profile of Hashim Olawepo.
Name: Gbenga Hashim Olawepo
Age: 49yrs ( June 28 1969)
Education: Studies Mass Comm. at Lagos State University
Parents: Alhaji Hashim Abdullahi
Olawepo-Hashim is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and Masters Degree holder in Global Affairs from the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom. Hashim received mentoring into partisan politics under the progressive leadership of the late Chief Solomon Lar and the late Alhaji Abubakar Rimi; and, worked actively in the years of the G-34 initiative at the group’s secretariat where he was in charge of publicity. Following Obasanjo’s election as president in 1999, he had, in the intervening transitional period, served as member/secretary, Youth and Women Development sub-committee of the General T.Y. Danjuma-led Policy Advisory Committee with the late Hajia Laila Dogonyaro as chair of the sub-committee. In 2003, Olawepo-Hashim was appointed as a member of the Political Advisory Committee to the President (in the office of the Political Adviser).
Olawepo-Hashim, born of a Yoruba mother and a Hausa father from Kebbi, has launched an audacious presidential enterprise on the ANN platform with which, together with Nigerians of like-minds, he wants to galvanise national oppositional momentum against the APC and the PDP that had both failed, according to him, to provide good governance.
Olawepo Hashim was born in Yelwa, Yauri in Kebbi State in 1969, on June 28 at 6 am on a Saturday, at the Methodist Clinic in Yauri. His mother was then a hospital assistant and his father was a cadet in the police. His father just finished his cadet course as a young police officer at the time I was born. His father was Alhaji Hashim Abdullahi died as police commissioner and commandant of the Police College in Kaduna. Hashim grew up with the family of my stepfather, Mr. Julius Bamidele Olawepo, who worked as works manager in Kainji Lake Research Centre.” Although there was the problem of distance initially between him and his biological father, that distance was mediated in 1996 long before he passed on in 2006.