Aisha Alhassan resigns as minister, leaves APC as she was disqualified for guber primary


aisha-alhassan-quits-apcThe Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan had reportedly quit the All Progressive Congress after she was disqualified to participate in the governorship primary of the party. The Minister was disqualified to participate in the primary over loyalty to the party.

The All Progressive Congress party chairman, Adams Oshiomhole said her utterances, and actions showed that she was not completely with the party. Her closeness with one of the presidential aspirants of the People Democratic Party, PDP was another factor that led to her disqualification.

Oshiomhole said: “She had issues that have to do with party loyalty. Our constitution is clear, and it dictates that to contest elections or even hold office in the APC, you must be loyal to the party in every material concern.

“From all she had said in the past and even her comments and general attitude during the screening, the NWC reviewed everything taken together, and we concluded that she does not possess the level of loyalty the APC requires for her to contest elections on our platform.”

Adams Oshiomhole also commented on the disqualification of the minister of communication, Adebayo Shittu from participating for the Oyo State governorship Primary election. It was because he did not participate in the one-year compulsory NYSC program.

Following this incident, Aisha Alhassan reportedly quit her position as the minister of women affairs and also quit the All Progressive Congress. She earlier openly said she will not support President Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election, and her closeness to Atiku is no secret to Nigerians.

She was open about her support for Atiku Abubakar, who is among the presidential aspirant for the PDP. And it will be most likely that she will join the People Democratic Party to contest for the governorship election following her resignation.