President Jonathan Woos Al Mustapha to Join PDP
According to a report by 247ureports, obtained through competent sources at the Abuja power corridors indicate that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr. Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan may have reached out to the former intelligence and security officer to the former military dictator of Nigeria [Late Sani Abacha], Major Hamza Al Mustapha to offer the opportunity to join the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].
Al-Mustapha who was arrested and tried for murder and attempted murder of Kudirat Abiola, the wife of the supposed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola was discharged and acquitted of the crime by the appeal court, Lagos division on Friday, July 12, 2013. This was after he had been initially sentenced to death by hanging a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere on 30 January 2012.
Al Mustapha’s release from detention on July 12, 2013 saw an immediate ‘Orwellian’ welcome and applauds from the northern regions of Nigeria. His arrival to his home state of Kano State on July 14, 2013 was greeted by the State government of Rabiu Kwankwaso with a hero’s welcome – where the leader of the Yoruba apex organization [OPC] Dr. Fredrick Fasheun accompanied him to the reception of over 100,000 jubilating crowd at the Aminu Kano International Airport. To political observers, Hamza Al Mustapha had become a pristine bribe for political parties.
Hamza Al Mustapha, in the immediate days following his release, made rounds to several northern states – and he was hosted by several northern governors – as a hero who was unjustly imprisoned by an administration that had an axe to grind with his former boss.
It was on this note that the presidency was reported to have reached out to Major Hamza Mustapha to join the political fray through the PDP. The move by the presidency, according to the source who spoke to our correspondent, was aimed at reaping the new political currency obtainable from the goodwill enjoyed by Al Mustapha in the northern regions of Nigeria – where the President is said to have ‘expected’ political stumbling blocks – against the upcoming 2015 presidential elections.
Our source revealed that Al Mustapha did not immediately discard or accept the offer to the join the ruling party. Rather Al Mustapha was reported to have returned to the northern stakeholders [including Governors and National Assembly members] to consult with them regarding the offer. But following the consultations, it was gathered that the northern stakeholders ‘warned’ him to not accept the offer. The ‘warning’ came two  days before Al Mustapha’s visit to the Congress for Progress Change [CPC] controlled state of Nasarawa to commensurate with Governor Al Makura. According to our source, his visit to the CPC controlled Nasarawa State came about from Al Mustapha’s decision to shelf the offer to join the PDP.
In talking to a close associate to Al Mustapha, he agreed that he has heard the story of the offer made to Al Mustapha but he stated that he “is not in the position to confirm the offer”. He however revealed that many offers have been coming Al Mustapha’s way since his release from prison.
The presidency, through the image maker, Dr. Rueben Abati, has however called the offer false. In his words, he said “No truth to it”.
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