Abacha's CSO, Al-Mustapha floats new Political Party ahead of 2019 elections

Former chief security officer (CSO) to late Sani Abacha, Major Al-Mustapha (rtd) has floated a new political party. In a statement on Thursday, he announced formally the party he called Green Party of Nigeria (GPN).

He said: “Finally, the real people’s Party has landed. Please give praise to our Creator for rare beautiful gift to the people. The future is GPN and GPN is the Future.”

In 2013 Al-Mustapha said he had no ambition to venture into politics or seek for political position in the country, but has decided to change his mind.

He was accused of complicity in the murder of Kudirat, a wife of presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Chief Moshood Abiola.

Al-Mustapha who stood trial for Kudirat Abiola's murder was sentenced to death by Mojisola Dada, justice of Federal High Court, Lagos for murder on January 30, 2012, but was discharged and acquitted by the Court of Appeal in 2013, resulting to heated controversies.