- Aisha Alhassa, popularly known as Mama Taraba, is dead
- According to report, she died in far away Egypt where was receiving treatment at a Cairo hospital
- Recall that she left the APC after she had issues with party's leadership
Former minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassa, popularly known as Mama Taraba, is dead.
Daily Nigerian reports that Suleiman Dantsoho, her former media aide, confirmed the death. He said the former minister died at a Cairo hospital on Friday, May 7.
Alhassan contested the Taraba 2015 governorship election under the Platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but lost to incumbent Governor Darius Ishaku, who ran under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
She subsequently defected to the United Democratic Party (UDP).
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have reacted to the development with many expressing condolences.
Innalillahi wa inna ilayhi Raji'un.
"This is an Irreparable loss to Nigeria. I've just been informed of the death of Hajiya Jummai Alhassan ( Mama Taraba) in Cairo, Egypt. May Allah have mercy on her soul and grant her Jannatul Firdaus."
"Mama Taraba was this close to becoming the first elected female governor in Nigeria. May Almighty Allah forgive her shortcomings and grant her aljannah fridauz."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following her defection and refusal to come back to APC in Taraba state, former minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba has annoyed the leadership of the party in the state.
Specifically, APC described her as irrelevant in political calculations in the state. The 'inconsequential' tag was given by Taraba APC chairman, Hon. Ibrahim El-Sudi.
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