Hamza Al-Mustapha, Chief Security Officer to late military dictator, General Sani Abacha, has said he is in the 2023 presidential race because Nigerians from all walks of life want him to fix the country.
The former military officer said he has been making research about Nigeria since he left prison seven years ago, noting that his findings were disturbing.
According to him, Nigeria is lagging behind in almost all aspects of development and needs a transformational leader at this point.
The Action Alliance (AA) presidential candidate spoke on Friday when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“I decided this time around to answer to the calls of many Nigerian elders and younger ones from the North to the South and numerous associates with whom I have worked with, to accept the call and to contest,” he said.
The ex-aide to Abacha said he was being pushed by passion and commitment driven by the energy of patriotism.
Al-Mustapha said he is not in the presidential race for financial gains as some would infer, adding that numerous data show that “Nigeria is a very bad place at the moment and as such, committed Nigerians are needed to reposition the nation.
“For the last seven years since I came out of prison, we have been undertaking researches in and out of Nigeria, and our findings are extremely disturbing.
“What every committed Nigerian should do right now is to understand the enormity of the problems facing Nigeria.
“The new world order is changing and we are not changing, the world is running with the moon and we are not, people are fly.’’