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Abacha’s ex-security chief, Al-Mustapha, emerges AA presidential candidate

The Chief Security Officer to late General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (retd), on Thursday emerged the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance in the 2023 general elections.

He emerged victorious defeating another contestant, Samson Odupitan, after two other aspirants, Felix Osakwe and Tunde Kelani, withdrew from the race and pledged their support to him.

Al-Mutapha polled 506 votes to defeat his closest rival, Odupitan who got 215.

Chairman of AA, Kenneth Udeza, had while addressing the delegates, said 842 delegates were accredited to elect the four flagbearers using option A4.

But Odupitan insisted that he was contesting the presidential primary to take care of the interest of the masses of the country.

He pledged to address the social, economic and political crises currently bedeviling the country if elected President.

Similarly, Al-Mustapha told the delegates that his experience as a military officer for 35 years and while working with Abacha would enable him to tackle the nation’s embarrassing security 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.”

Odupitan, after poll congratulated Al-Mustapha for the victory and pledged to work with him.

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 they reposed in him if he eventually win the presidential election next year.

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Al-Mustapha, Ex-Abacha’s CSO, Clinches AA Presidential Ticket

… AA National Chairman, Barr. Kenneth Udeze hails his emergence

Hamza Al Mustapha, a retired major and former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State, Sani Abacha, has clinched the Action Alliance (AA) presidential ticket for the 2023 general elections.

Mr Mustapha scored 506 votes to beat his only opponent, Samson Odupitan, who polled 216 votes at the party’s primary on Thursday in Abuja.

Four aspirants began the contest,but two of them, Tunde Kelani and Osakwe Johnson, stepped down for Mr Mustapha shortly before the election.

Chairman of AA, Kenneth Udeze, had while addressing the delegates, said 842 delegates were accredited to elect the four flagbearers using option A4.

Barr. Kenneth Udeze, National Chairman, Action Alliance, AA

Recently, Mr Mustapha stunned Nigerians when he said if elected president, he would relocate to Sambisa Forest as part of the measure to end terrorism in the country within six months.

He said, “There will be a military with renewed vigour and committment under my administration.

“If I become the President, I will live in Sambisa; I will stay there during weekends, holidays and see if anyone will touch me. I will deal with the problem of insecurity no matter whose ox is gored.

“Look at the silly act of Boko Haram, I swear if it is not possible in six months to deal with them, I will demote all these senior officers and send them home. They would be prosecuted and must return the money given to them. I will probe them.

Nigerian soldiers have now become policemen and you know how corrupt our police are. So, within these six months, I will bring sanity into the way the Nigerian military operates to be able to confront emerging security threats with renewed vigour and commitment.”

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the party, Barr. Kenneth Udeze has hailed the emergence of Major Al-mustapha, saying that he is coming at the right time to reset Nigeria and place the country on the path of stability, Unity and progress.

Source: theactivistmedia.com

Ex-Abacha’s CSO Al-Mustapha emerges AA Presidential candidate, says Nigeria’s unity not negotiable

   

The unity of Nigeria is of utmost importance and not negotiable at any cost, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (retd.) has emphatically stated after emerging as the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) for the 2023 general elections.

Al-Mustapha, who was the Chief Security Officer to the late General Sani Abacha when he was military Head of State, defeated Samson Odupitan in the Action Alliance primary to emerged as the winner of the presidential ticket and opines that if AA wins next year presidential elections the party will unite the country.

While Al-Mustapha polled 506 votes, Odupitan, his opponent got 215. Messrs Felix Osakwe and Tunde Kelani, withdrew from the race, but pledged their support for Al-Mustapha.

Addressing the delegates before the vote, the Chairman of AA, Kenneth Udeza said 842 delegates were accredited to elect the four flagbearers using option A4.

But Odupitan insisted that he was contesting the presidential primary to take care of the interest of the masses of the country.

He pledged to address the social, economic and political crises currently bedeviling the country if elected President.

Al-Mustapha on his part, told the delegates that his experience as a military officer for 35 years and while working with Abacha would enable him to tackle the nation’s embarrassing security challenges.

He 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.”

Odupitan, after poll congratulated Al-Mustapha for the victory and pledged to work with him.

He expressed concern on the role played by the national executive of AA party, adding, “I am not please with how the national executive conduct the election. It was shodding and embarrassing. You don’t change the goal post at the middle of the game. I choose to be a man of peace and let things be.”

In his acceptance speech, Al-Mustapha said that AA is the party is Nigeria must work.

He challenged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) as this is the time to draw the line that will help the nation.

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

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

Source: www.blueprint.ng

Abacha’s CSO, Al-Mustapha, Emerges AA Presidential Candidate

By Jacob Segun Olatunji – Abuja On Jun 9, 2022

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (retd.), on Thursday, emerged as the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) for the 2023 general elections.

The former CSO defeated Chief Samson Odupitan at the party’s primary special convention to emerge as the winner of the presidential ticket.

Al-Mustapha polled 506 votes ahead of his opponent, Odupitan while Messrs Felix Osakwe and Tunde Kelani, withdrew from the race, but pledged their support for Al-Mustapha.

Addressing the delegates before the vote, the Chairman of AA, Kenneth Udeza, said 842 delegates were accredited to partake in the election.

Al-Mustapha on his part told the delegates that his experience as a military officer for 35 years and working with the late Abacha would enable him to tackle the nation’s embarrassing security challenges.

According to him, “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.”
Odupitan, after the poll, congratulated Al-Mustapha for the victory and pledged to work with him.

He expressed concern about the role played by the national executive of the AA party, adding that “I am not pleased with how the national executive conducted the election. It was shoddy and embarrassing. You don’t change the goal post in the middle of the game. I choose to be a man of peace and let things be.”

In his acceptance speech, Al-Mustapha said that AA is the party in Nigeria that must work.

He challenged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) as this is the time to draw the line that would help the nation.

He expressed delight in the show of love he received from his party executive, members and the delegates.
He promised not to disappoint the trust they reposed in him if he eventually win the presidential election next year.

Source: tribuneonlineng.com

Abacha’s CSO, Al-Mustapha emerges presidential candidate of Action Alliance

By Joseph Erunke

Major Al-Mustapha,emerged victorious defeating another contestant,Samson Odupitan, after two other aspirants, Felix Osakwe and Tunde Kelani, withdrew from the race and pledged their support to him.

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

Chairman of AA, Kenneth Udeza, had while addressing the delegates, said 842 delegates were accredited to elect the four flagbearers using option A4.

But Odupitan insisted that he was contesting the presidential primary to take care of the interest of the masses of the country.

He pledged to address the social, economic and political crises currently bedeviling the country if elected President.

Similarly, Al-Mustapha told the delegates that his experience as a military officer for 35 years and while working with Abacha would enable him to tackle the nation’s embarrassing security 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.”

Odupitan, after poll congratulated Al-Mustapha for the victory and pledged to work with him.

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 they reposed in him if he eventually win the presidential election next year.

Source: vanguardngr.com