Atiku Finally Reacts To Statement Made Against
Buhari By Minister Aisha Alhassan
– Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to Aisha Alhassan’s declaration to resign if Buhari seeks a return in 2019
– Atiku praised Alhassan, a minister in the administration of Buhari, for standing her ground and remaining loyal to him
– He argued that since APC is a coalition of parties, members are free to remain loyal to whoever they want
Former vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has hailed Aisha Alhassan, a minister in the government of Muhammadu Buhari, for stating that she would resign if the latter decides to continue in office beyond 2019.
Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba, also confirmed her loyalty to Atiku and stated that she was not scared of being sacked by Buhari.
In his reaction, days after the issue generated widespread controversy, Atiku said there was no better way the minister could have expressed her belief than how she did it.
He further argued that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a coalition and as a result, those appointed have the right to be loyal to whoever they wanted.
Through Paul Ibe, one of his aides, Atiku said Aisha spoke the truth.
“There’s really nothing to say. It’s like stating the obvious. The Minister couldn’t have said it any better, likewise we can’t help say it any better.
“In fact, she spoke the minds of many Nigerians and don’t forget that everyone has a right of association.
“Even then president is aware of the minister’s support for former VP Atiku; they (APC) know.
“So it should not surprise anybody because it is not a secret that the minister has been behind us.
“Let me tell you, in the federal cabinet, other ministers have their views; they have people they support.
“People forget APC is coalition and when people from different background unite, you cannot expect stakeholders to forget their root.
“What the Minister did was an act of courage and we thank and commend her. We advise those who share similar opinion to also speak out,” he said as reported by Daily Post.
It was earlier reported that Aisha Alhassan was caught on tape endorsing Atiku as replacement for Buhari in 2019.
She also later said: “Let me tell you today that if Baba said he is going to contest in 2019, I swear to Allah, I will go before him and kneel and tell him that ‘Baba I am grateful for the opportunity you gave me to serve your government as a minister.
“But Baba just like you know I will support only Atiku because he is my godfather. If Atiku said he is going to contest.”
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