The nation’s Minister for women’s affairs,Aisha Alhassan, on Saturday handed in her resignation to President Muhammadu Buhari before declaring her interest to contest for the governorship of her home state of Taraba under a political platform,UDP
In a surprise the grassroot Politician popularly known as Mama Taraba defected with the ruling Party’s executives and others across the political wardsin the state.
Though, the second minister to quit this month.after Kemi Adeosun stepped down as finance minister over the alleged forgery of a document exempting her from compulsory national service.
“Today, the 29th of September 2018, I wish to transmit to the President my decision to resign as the Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and withdraw my membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC),” Alhassan tweeted.
Alhassan had in her earlier to President Buhari disclosed that she was resigning from the ruling party because of the disqualification handed over to her by the APC sstting a temporary set back to her guber bid.
“I received with shock and dismay that I was disqualified and not cleared to contest,” Alhassan said in the letter. “No reason was given for my disqualification Sir.”
Alhassan made it open her readiness to back former vice-president Atiku Abubakar — who she called her “mentor” — for the presidency at the next election in 2019 rather than the incumbent.
However,the national Chairman of APC,Comrade Adams Oshimohle has said that the disqualification carried out by the ruling party was purely to instill discipline as it is not only paper qualifications that were considered.