- Hajia Aisha Alhassan, the former minister for women affairs and social development, has stated that she might not be destined to become governor
- According to the former minister, it is God that gives power, not anybody else
- Alhassan, however, stated that she lost the Taraba gubernatorial election gallantly
Hajia Aisha Alhassan, the former minister for women affairs and social development, has reacted to her loss in the 2019 general elections.
In a visit to the governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku, at the Government House on Monday, July 8, Alhassan opined that she might not be destined to become governor, Channels reports.
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Legit.ng gathers that she said: “It is God that gives power, not anybody. You may be the best person for the job; if God doesn’t give you, you cannot have it.
“Maybe it is not in my destiny to be the governor of Taraba state, but somebody has to be there in any case at one time or the other.
“We will continue to support you and if there is anything you think we can do for you, I personally will be always available to do that. We are highly delighted to be here and we wish to wholeheartedly congratulate you.”
Alhassan, who contested for the governorship seat in March on the platform of the United Democratic Party (UDP), asserted that power comes from God, and he gives it to whoever he desires.
She assured the governor of her willingness to support his programmes and policies; pointing out that she and her supporters have no other state than Taraba.
She said: “You’re the commander of the rescue mission, so we have all joined the rescue team … on behalf of myself and my party loyalists, UDP, and all their supporters in Taraba state, we wish to congratulate you heartily.
“In a contest of this nature, somebody has to win while others lose. I lost not victoriously, but gallantly.”
Ishaku, on his part, said he was overwhelmed by his former opponent’s show of support, adding that it would serve as a morale booster to his administration.
According to the governor, the former minister had truly shown that politics should be played without bitterness.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Hajia Aisha Alhassan gave her reasons for resigning from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet and from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Alhassan hinged her resignation on her disqualification in the screening for the 2019 Taraba state governorship contest by the APC National Working Committee.
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