The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has said that she will not support President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2019, for President.
Mrs. Alhassan, in an interview with BBC Hausa, added that, even if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to contest in 2019, she would support only former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
“Atiku is my godfather even before I joined politics”, she said in Hausa.
“And again, Baba Buhari did not tell us that he is going to run in 2019.”
“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.”
Mrs. Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba, added that, she is not scared of being relieved of her job as a Minister.
“If because of what I said, I am sacked, it will not bother me, because I believe in Allah that my time has elapsed that is why…”
“Baba is not a mad man like those calling for my sack. They have been sending it and spreading that if Baba sees this, I will be sacked.”
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