2019 Elections: Late Abacha’s CSO, Al-Mustapha Considers Running For President

2019 Elections: Late Abacha’s CSO, Al-Mustapha Considers Running For President
Hamza Al-Mustapha wants to contest for president in 2019
Hamza Al-Mustapha wants to contest for president in 2019

The 2019 presidential election has had yet another candidate in the person of Hamza Al-Mustapha, the former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
Al Mustapha who is a retired Major in the Nigerian Army, while speaking to News Agency of Nigeria, says he will join the presidential race if Nigerians prevailed on him to do so.
Al-Mustapha who was condemned to death for his role in the murder of Kudirat Abiola before his eventual pardon by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, gave the indication in an interview in Kaduna State after a meeting with United Christian Leaders Eagle Eye Forum which backed him to join the 2019 presidential race.
“I am not going to announce myself contesting for a presidential seat, but if people say so that, is the wishes of the people.
I am not a power tasty person, if I am, I would have lost my personality long before now, but when people gather to speak and the decision is by them, then it is a call to serve. My focus is the protection of the rights of Nigerians as provided under the law,” he said.
Also speaking on the security situation in the country, Al-Mustapha called for the reintroduction of toll gates, which he described as an effective buffer of uncovering illegal weapons and movement of criminals.
He described the efforts of the EFCC in fighting corruption ‘as a small monkey given a thread to arrest an elephant, but abandoned it and is busy destroying the animal kingdom.’
“If you have to fight corruption in Nigeria, you have to tackle it from multifaceted angles; the EFCC is not strong enough to fight corruption.
It requires a bigger body that has the capacity of intelligence that can reach out to the international community to get our stolen funds stashed abroad and equally prosecute rather than relying on the regular Police to do that.”
Earlier, the Chairman of the United Christian Leaders Eagle Eye Forum, Aminchi Habu, said the forum, after critical analysis and observations endorsed Al-Mustapha to contest in the upcoming presidential election in 2019.
Habu added that the forum will stand with Al-Mustapha once he makes up his mind to run for the presidency because of his integrity.

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