– Mama Taraba wrote a letter to President Buhari concerning her 2019 plan
– The minister said she wants to contest for governorship in Taraba
– The president thanked her for her service and effort
Aisha Alhassan who is the minister of women affairs has written 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).
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.
He said: “Let me thank you on behalf of the federal executive council and Nigerians for your services as minister under this administration. I note with passion your past contributions to APC during and after the 2015 elections.”
The president said he was committed to free and fair election in the country.
He said: “I wish you well in your ambition to be governor of your state. Rest assured that all the security agencies as well as INEC will have my support to conduct free, fair and transparent elections in 2019.”
It had been reported that Mama Taraba predicted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will rule Nigeria forever.
Daily Trust reports that the minister who is popularly known as Mama Taraba said this at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Monday, June 4, shortly after the inauguration of 35 state chairmen of the party.
Alhassan noted that the party was going through crisis at the moment but expressed optimism that things will be right after the party’s convention.