An erstwhile Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, on Sunday, emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria.
He polled 3,564,262 votes to beat Dr Imuetinyan Igbinnosa and Chief Isiaka Olorunnimbe, who scored 2,183,856 and 1,400,755 votes, respectively.
The Chairman of the Presidential Primary Elections Committee and Ekiti PPN Chairman, Dare Adekolu, declared him as the winner after collating results from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory at the party’s Presidential Primaries/2018 National Convention held in Ado Ekiti.
He urged members and Nigerians to support and vote for the party’s candidate in the 2019 presidential election.
“PPN has come to redeem Nigeria. PPN has come to save Nigeria from poverty, lack, unemployment and underdevelopment, hence the need for support,” Adekolu said.
In his acceptance speech, Al-Mustapha, who was represented on the occasion by Zakaria Husseini, promised Nigerians good leadership and promised to salvage the country and put it back on the path of growth and prosperity.
Husseini, who described the PPN candidate as a detribalised, patriotic Nigerian and experienced administrator, gave the assurance that Al-Mustapha would “provide the missing link in governance in Nigeria and ensure better lives for the citizenry in all spheres of the economy”.
In another news, Former Minister of Education and co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Oby Ezekwesili's dream of unseating President Buhari come 2019 gained momentum yesterday as she emerged the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN
The former Vice President of the World Bank emerged the presidential candidate of the party at the 2018 national convention of the party which held at Alexis hotel, Abuja.
Ezekwesili says the time has come for Nigerians to change the old order of politicians that have been recycled in our political space with little or nothing to show as an achievement. Read her acceptance speech below
Why I am running for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with profound gratitude, humility and a deep sense of responsibility that I accept this nomination for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Let me express my thanks to the leadership and members of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) for your belief and wholehearted response to my vision for Nigeria, which has brought us here today.