General Sani Abacha’s CSO, Al-Mustapha, Emerges AA Presidential Flagbearer 

General Sani Abacha’s CSO, Al-Mustapha, Emerges AA Presidential Flagbearer 

By Deborah Musa, Abuja

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha(Retd), the Chief security officer to late General Sani Abacha, former military Head of state, Thursday, emerged the presidential flag bearer of the Action Alliance(AA) for the 2023 General elections

The retired major polled 506 votes to defeat Odupitan, his opponent who got 215.

Al-Mustapha had told the delegates that with his experience as a military officer for 35 years and his experience working with General Sani Abacha, he has what it takes to tackle the nation’s embarrassing insecurity challenges.

Al-Mustapha said, “I’m a humble person and I have what it takes to contain the insecurity ravaging the country.

” I am a Nigerian who believes in the unity of the country. I remain patriotic despite the humiliation I had suffered in my 35 years of service. 

“The unity of Nigeria is not negotiable and the Action Alliance had the structures to unite the country, being the party for the masses, with members across the country.”

Al-Mustapha was in the presidential primaries contest with Samson Odupitan, following the withdrawal of two others, Messrs Felix Osakwe and Tunde Kelani, who pledged their support for Al-Mustapha.

AA Chairman, Kenneth Udeza, had stated, that 842 delegates were accredited to elect the four flag bearers using option A4. 

The retired major expressed delight with the show of love he received from his party executive, members and the delegates.

He promised not to disappoint the trust reposed in him if he eventually win the presidential election next year.