Al-Mustapha Reveals ‘No Regrets’ At Working For Abacha

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Hamza Al-Mustapha, a former aide to the late Sani Abacha, has said he has no regrets working with the late military dictator.

Al-Mustapha who is the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2023 general election made the declaration on Friday, July 1, while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

Major Al-Mustapha said;

I have no regret, once you join the military, you should be open-minded to work anywhere.

He further stated that;

You could be posted to the north pole, you could be posted to the south pole and you can be in the worst part of the world or worst part of the country, it is experience.

I have had my personal destiny and my personal destiny took me to where I served, all I want is – wherever you send me to, I will serve and you will see a distinct difference and I will leave it there for younger generations to come, to learn therefrom and to enhance the professionalism and status of the service I belong to.

While disclosing that he never canvassed to be posted anywhere, Major Al-Mustapha said the army saw in him something valuable and posted him to all the places.

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This included the office of the late head of state, where he stressed that his life was laid down there and sacrifices were made for the nation, most of which are indelible in the annals of Nigerian history.

Al-Mustapha, however, emphasized that he would not want to focus solely on his work with Abacha, but would rather look at how he has given his life in service to the nation, and how he is still longing to render selfless service to the country, via politics.

According to him, it is the loyalty to Nigeria that has buoyed his spirit and inspires him to run again for the position of president come 2023.