Minister Of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan Resigns From APC For These Reasons


The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba has resigned from her position and withdrawn from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In tweets containing copies of her resignation letter to the president, Aisha shared the reason why had to leave the party.

According to her, the APC national working committee did not give her a tangible reason why she was disqualified from contesting for the 2019 governsorship election in Taraba state, after buying her interest form.

Since she joined the party in 2014, before being sworn in as a minister in 2015, Aisha explained that she had been committed and loyal to the party.

“..Up to the time of writing this letter, no reason is given by the party for my disqualification to contest under the APC,” the letter read, “It is for the above reason Sir, that I feel grave injustice was done to me by my party and also resign my appointment as minister. If I am not qualified to contest election in the APC, I feel I am also not qualified to remain a minister in an APC government.”

Aisha has, however, joined the United Democratic Party (UDP) as she shared the news on her twitter page.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, said that the party had to disqualify Aisha Al-Hassan because it was skeptical about her loyalty to the party. He explained that her past comments and general attitude during the screening does not “possess the level of loyalty that the APC requires for her to contest elections on our platform.”

“The Electoral Act and the APC constitution forbid anyone from being a member of more than one political party at a time. You cannot be a member of APC and be a card carrying member of another party but when you have a situation where it would appear, based on what you know and based on what I know that someone is probably APC in the day time maybe for the purpose of retaining certain offices and they are PDP at heart,” Punch reported.

Last year, Aisha was recorded in a video, declaring her support for Atiku Abubakar, if he ran for the 2019 elections.



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