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Abacha’s ex-CSO Al-Mustapha hints on presidential ambition



Abacha’s ex-CSO Al-Mustapha hints on presidential ambition

In what may quality for flying the kite, Former Chief Security Officer to late military dictator, Sani Abacha, Major Hamza al-Mustapha, has said he would join the 2019 presidential race if Nigerians compel him to.

Al-Mustapha stated this in Kaduna on Wednesday when he met with Christian leaders under the aegis of United Christian Leaders Eagle Eye Forum.

The forum has already thrown its weight behind al-Mustapha.

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Speaking at the meeting, the retired soldier said: “I am not going to announce myself contesting for a presidential seat; but if people say so, that is the wish of the people.

“I am not a power-thirsty person. If I were, 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,” he said.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the forum, Pastor Aminchi Habu, said after critical analysis and observations, the forum decided to endorse al-Mustapha to contest in the forthcoming Presidential election in 2019.

Pastor Habu, who said al-Mustapha is a man of integrity, also vowed that the forum will stand with the former CSO once he makes up his mind to join the race.


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