I May Run For President – Al-mustapha, Ex-abacha CSO


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Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, has declared he will join the presidential race if he gathers enough support from Nigerians.

The retired major, said this on Wednesday in Kaduna during 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 wishes of the people.

”I am not a power tasty person, if I am, 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

According to him, his focus is the protection of the right of Nigerians as provided under the law.

Mr Al-Mustapha also voiced his opinion on the security situation in the country and appealed for the reintroduction of toll gates, which he described as an effective buffer of uncovering illegal weapons and movement of criminals.

He also called for the overhaul of the Police Act to strengthen policing at the local level in the country.

Mr Al-Mustapha particularly said local government councils must be allowed to work effectively, so as to tackle local challenges including security.

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