- Former minister of women affairs, Aisha Al-Hassan, has joined UDP
- She had earlier on Saturday, September 29, resigned from President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet
- The National Working Committee of APC had on Thursday, September 27, disqualified her over issues bordering on loyalty to the party
A former minister of women affairs, Aisha Alhassan, popular known as Mama Taraba, on Saturday, September 29, defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to United Democratic Party (UDP).
Legit.ng reported that she resigned from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet earlier on Saturday, September 29, following her disqualification by the ruling party to contest for governor of Taraba state.
According to Daily Nigerian, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party took the decision to axe Alhasan and another minister Adebayo Shittu based on the report of the party’s governorship aspirants screening committee.
Shittu is aspiring to become the governor of Oyo state, while Alhassan is gunning for Taraba governor.
At the UDP secretariat in the state, Alhassan said she quit the APC because of the injustice meted on her.
She said she is joining the UDP alongside all her supporters.
It was gathered that she defected alongside seven APC members of the state House of assembly, a member of the House of Representatives and all the APC executives in the 16 local government areas and 169 wards of the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the minister of women affairs, Aisha Al-Hassan, popularly called Mama Taraba, resigned from President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet two days after she was screened out by the All Progressive Congress (APC)'s governorship screening committee.
It was reported that she made this known on Saturday, September 29, in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari. She equally withdrew her membership from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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