Breaking : Buhari’s minister resigns, dumps APC
. Gives reasons for action
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By Steve Oko
Mnister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, has resigned from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
The Minister popularly known as Mama Taraba has also resigned her membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
This is coming less than a month another female Minister, Kemi Adeosu, in charge of Finance resigned over fake NYSC discharge certificate .
She cited her disqualification during the screening for the 2019 Taraba state governorship race by the APC National Working Committee as reason for her action.
The former Minister suspected to be loyal to ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar a leading Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said she had yet to come to terms on why she should be disqualified from the race without reasons.
She said that if the leadership of the party did not find her fit for the race she also should not be found fit to remain in APC.
Her words :“If I am not good enough to contest elections in the APC, then I feel I am not also qualified to remain a minister in the APC government”.
She, however, did not disclose her next political abode but political watchers believe she may be coasting to PDP where her political mentor, Atiku is contesting for its ticket.
Mama Taraba thanked President Buhari for giving her the opportunity to serve in his administration.
She also thanked the Vice President, President Yemi Osinbajo who she said she learnt a lot from, as well as members of the Federal Executive Council.
Wawa News Global recalls that Alhassan was the governorship candidate of the APC in the 2015 election in Taraba State.
She was the only aspirant disqualified by the NWC out of 12 aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket in tomorrow’s primaries.