- Aisha Alhassan won the UDP governorship ticket in Taraba state
- She got 246 votes to emerged as the winner on October 2
The former minister of women affairs and social development, Aisha Alhassan, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the United Development Party (UDP) in Taraba state for the 2019 election.
Alhassan, who recently resigned from her ministerial position and her party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), defected to UDP on Saturday, September 29, after she was disqualified from contesting for governorship on the platform of APC, Sahara Reporters reports.
She was the only one disqualified by the NWC out of 12 aspirants slated to run in the primaries scheduled for Sunday, September 30.
Alhassan, also known as Mama Taraba, was on Tuesday, October 2, declared the winner of the UDP governorship ticket by Olusegun Adeleye, the party's returning officer and national publicity secretary after she got 246 votes from delegates.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari accepted the resignation of the Alhassan as minister of women affairs.
The president also directed Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, the minister of state, industry, trade and investment, to immediately take charge of the women affairs and social development ministry.
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Alhassan hinged her resignation on her disqualification in the screening for the 2019 Taraba state governorship contest by the APC National Working Committee. She was the governorship candidate of the APC in the 2015 election in Taraba state.
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