Minister Of Women Affairs And Social Development, Aisha Alhassan Reportedly Resigns
Aisha Alhassan, also known as Mama Taraba, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, is set to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the United Democratic Party, UDP.
On Friday morning, Mama Taraba resigned her appointment as a Minister, according to Punch.
An aide to Alhassan, who pleaded anonymity disclosed the development.
Before joining the UDP, she was said to be waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari’s response.
Nevertheless, Bala Maina, the media aide to Alhassan, told the newspaper that the resignation remained a speculation and that the former minister would react at the appropriate time.
Bala stated, “We can’t say anything for now, but note that the masses own the party and we shall always align ourselves with their verdict.”
The report of Alhassan’s resignation and plan to join the UDP follows the decision of the National Working Committee of the APC to disqualify her from running in the Taraba State governorship election on its platform.
Alhassan and Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications were not cleared to contest for the governorship primary in their respective states by the National Working Committee of the party.
On Friday, in a press conference in Abuja, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the APC, outlined the reasons both Ministers were disqualified from running in the State governorship election on the platform of APC.