I’ll join presidential race if compelled to –Abacha’s chief security officer, al-Mustapha
Hamza al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, says he will join the presidential race if prevailed upon by Nigerians to do so.
Al-Mustapha gave the indication Wednesday in Kaduna in an interview shortly 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 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,” the retired Major said.
According to him, his focus is the protection of the right of Nigerians as provided under the law.
On the the Abacha loot, the former CSO to the late Head of State said he knew nothing about it.
“The fact that some Nigerian leaders were corrupt does not mean that everyone that serves in government is a thief. Some of us can stand and challenge any institutions or individuals any day, any time.”
Earlier, Chairman of the United Christian Leaders Eagle Eye Forum, Pastor Aminchi Habu, said the forum, after critical analysis and observations, has endorsed al-Mustapha to contest in the forthcoming Presidential election in 2019.
He said the Forum will stand with al-Mustapha once he makes up his mind to run for the presidency because of his integrity.