Late Abacha’s Ex-security Officer, Al-Mustapha wins Action Alliance Presidential Ticket
Vondigest reports that ex-CSO of Late and former aide to late former Head of State, Sani Abacha Hamza Al-Mustapha has won the presidential ticket of the Action Alliance (AA).
Al-Mustapha who was declared the party’s presidential candidate at the AA presidential primary held on Thursday June 9 in Abuja, won the election with a total of 506 votes, defeating Samson Odupitan, his only opponent.
It was also learnt that two other aspirants, Tunde Anifowose and Felix Osakwe withdrew from the presidential race for Al-Mustapha.
This online platform recalls that in October 1998, he was charged with the June 1996 Kudirat Abiola murder, wife of the presidential candidate M.K.O. Abiola (who had died in jail in July 1998). At the trial the killer, Sergeant Barnabas Jabila, said he was obeying orders from his superior, al-Mustapha.
Al Mustapha and four others were also charged with a 1996 attempt to murder Alex Ibru, publisher of The Guardian and Abacha’s Minister of Internal Affairs. Another charge was laid against al-Mustapha for the attempted murder of former Chief of Naval Staff Isaac Porbeni.