Buhari’s Minister Resigns, to Contest Governorship
Senator Aisha Alhassan has resigned from her ministerial position in pursuit of her governorship ambition.
She contested governorship in 2015 under the platform of All Progressives Congress, (APC) and didn’t scale through.
Alhassan was the minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, and she is now set to contest the Taraba State governorship election come 2019.
However, it was the same minister who had declared she would not support Buhari’s second term ambition, insisting that Mr. President had promised to serve only one tenure.
She didn’t also hesitate to declare support for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, if he eventually contests for the presidential election.
But as at then, Atiku was a member of the All Progressives Congress, now he has defected to PDP, Alhassan may also defect.
However, to gain the President’s support, she must remain and contest under APC according to Buhari
Meanwhile, President Buhari has confirmed the resignation and his acceptance.
In the acceptance letter dated July 27, 2018 Buhari noted: I have today received your letter notifying me of your intention to contest for the governorship of Taraba State in the 2019 election.
“Let me thank you on behalf of the Federal Executive Council and Nigerians for your services as the minister under this administration. I note with passion your past contribution to our great party APC during and after the 2015 elections.
“As you are aware I am totally committed to free and fair elections. Our policy is to support all APC candidates. I wish you well in your ambition to be governor of your state. Rest assured that all security agencies, as well as INEC, will have my full support to conduct free, fair and transparent elections in 2019”.