Barely one week after Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Peter Fayose declared his interest to run for the office of the president in 2019, Hamza Al Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha has followed suit.
Mustapha is gunning for the ‘first seat’ on the platform of the Green Party of Nigeria, GPN.
Checks show that campaign posters of Mustapha are currently decking walls and major streets in Abuja as well as the online mediums.
One of the campaign posters spotted by DAILY POST on Tuesday bore the image of the ex-soldier garbed in white apparel with a multi-colloured cap and a screaming inscription that says, “the way out in Nigeria. Hamza Mustapha we trust.”
Recall that Maj. Al -Mustapha, had in 2013 said he had no ambition to venture into politics or seek for political position in the country.
He, however shocked his followers in April 2017 when he floated the Green Party of Nigeria.
Al-Mustapha said in a terse statement had said, “Finally, the real people’s Party has landed. Please give praise to our Creator for rare beautiful gift to the people. The future is GPN and GPN is the Future.”
Al-Mustapha joined the army and was trained as an intelligence operative. His conduct of interrogations brought him to the attention of Sani Abacha. When Abacha was Chief of Army (August 1985 – August 1990) al-Mustapha was his Aide-de-Camp.
Al-Mustapha was appointed Chief Security Officer to the Head of State (CSOHS) with a Special Strike Force Unit during Abacha’s military regime (17 November 1993 – 8 June 1998).