The African Action Congress presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has stated that he cannot politically align himself with his counterpart in the Action Alliance, retired Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, who previously served as Chief Security Officer to the late General Sani Abacha.
He said this during another round of peace meeting of all the presidential candidates in Abuja on Friday.
Sowore cited their differing views on the June 12, 1993 election annulment under the Abacha regime as the reason for his disagreement with Al-Mustapha.
“I was asked by the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, General Abubakar Abdulsalami to “reconcile” with Major Hamza Al-Mustapha. I was very clear that my disagreement was political, that I have issues with all the military people that annulled the June 12, 1993 elections including him (Abdulsalami)!” Sowore said.
Additionally, Sowore also stated that he could not agree with former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who currently chairs the National Peace Committee, as Abdulsalami also has a military background.
Sowore’s comment was met with a response from Abdulsalami, who urged Sowore to let bygones be bygones.