- Retired military officer and an aide to the later Sani Abacha has won the ticket to contest for presidency in 2023
- Hamza Al-Mustapha would be slugging it out with the political bigwigs in the country including Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi
- Abacha's former chief security officer will be contesting for the seat of the president on the platform of the Action Alliance party
A former aide to the late General Sani Abacha on Thursday, June 9, secured the 2023 presidential ticket of the Action Alliance (AA) political party.
Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (retired) won the AA presidential primary election with total votes of 506 defeating Samson Odupitan, who was his only opponent in the race.
He noted that all indications showed that the process was very transparent.
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Al-Mustapha commends other aspirants
Also commending other aspirants, the retired military officer appreciated his opponent, Odupitan for his political sportsmanship.
“I appreciate all party delegates, supporters, and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who have all defied the rain to witness this event.
“I promise that our votes cast today would not be in vain and I indulge us to please obtain a permanent voter card (PVC) because that is the surest way to be victorious come 2023 general election.”
Also speaking at the event, the national chairman of the party, Kenneth Udeze, congratulated the AA's presidential flagbearer and other aspirants for contesting.
Udeze called for synergy among all the aspirants to enable the party to win the 2023 election.
INEC announces final decision on Peter Obi's candidacy, Labour Party crisis
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, June 9, had earlier confirmed that Peter Obi is the only recognised presidential candidate of the Labour party.
The commission said that the Labour Party's presidential primary that produced Obi complied with all the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022.
INEC also said that it has given the party's national chairman Julius Abure the access code to the candidate nomination portal.
Peter Obi reacts to ongoing APC presidential primary, speaks directly to Nigerian youths
The presidential aspirant for the Labour Party had given deep-rooted advice to youths across Nigeria.
Peter Obi urged the youths to ensure that ask critical questions about the aspirations of presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress who could not deliver development and security to Nigerians in seven years.
The 2023 hopeful made the remarks following the ongoing APC presidential primary at Eagle Square, Abuja.