Alhassan resigns as minister, quits APC

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan has resigned her appointment in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba was on Thursday disqualified to run for governorship election in Taraba State in 2019 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

While there is still no official statement from the presidency on the latest development, a Presidency source, who spoke on a condition of anonymity, confirmed it.

He simply said “It is true.”
Giving reasons for Alhassan’s disqualification on Friday, the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, said that the party had to disqualify her and the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, to protect the party’s core values.

Oshiomhole had said “As for the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, she has issues that have to do with party loyalty.

“Our constitution is clear and it dictates that to contest elections or even hold office in the APC, you must be loyal to the party in every material concern.

“From all she had said in the past and even her comments and general attitude during the screening, the NWC reviewed everything taken together and we arrived at the conclusion that she does not possess the level of loyalty that the APC requires for her to contest elections on our platform,” he stated.



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