- Minister of women affairs and social development, Aisha Alhassan, said that she has not resigned from President Buhari's government
- Alhassan had on Wednesday, August 1, sent a letter to Buhari on her decision to contest 2019 governorship election in Taraba state
- She said she is presently preoccupied with the task given to her by Buhari as minister of women affairs and social development
The minister of women affairs and social development, Aisha Alhassan, said she has not resigned her position as a member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
NAIJ.com gathered that Alhassan disclosed this while speaking in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, August 2.
“Contrary to insinuations especially in the social media, I only sought for permission from President Muhammdu Buhari to begin consultations.
“This is preparatory to my seeking nomination from our great party the All Progressive Congress (APC) to contest for the office of the governor of Taraba state in 2019, which he has graciously accepted,” she said.
Alhassan added: “The letter in circulation in the social media does not in any way mean or suggest resignation.The letter is straight forward and unambiguous.
“Our esteemed supporters and loyal party men and women in Taraba should please disregard any rumour of my resignation.
“When the time comes for me to resign, I will do so in accordance with the laid down procedure and regulations.’’
Alhassan said she is presently preoccupied with the task given to her by Buhari as minister of women affairs and social development.
“I am also helping in mobilising support for him and the APC for the 2019 election,’’ she said. (NAN)
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Aisha Alhassan who is the minister of women affairs wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari notifying him of her interest in running for governor in Taraba state.
According to The Cable, Alhassan who is popularly known as Mama Taraba said she would be running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Mama Taraba is known to be an ally to former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, who is running for the presidency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. President Buhari reportedly responded to her letter on July 27 thanking her for her efforts.
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