Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Mama Taraba Apologises Over Comments On Who She Is Supporting For 2019 Presidential Election

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The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba, has apologised to the All Progressives Congress (APC) over comments regarding her political allegiance ahead of the 2019 presidential elections. Alhassan, had publicly pledged allegiance to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar saying she would dump Buhari if Atiku contests the 2019 Election. According to the APC, the Minister, who was summoned on Thursday, has apologised to it over the comments which it said were not well-thought out.

Alhassan arrived the National Secretariat of the party at about 1:45pm and was ushered into the office of the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun where discussions were held behind closed doors. She was grilled for over two hours and later left the secretariat, but declined speaking to journalists on the reasons for her visit and the outcome of her meeting with Oyegun. However, Spokesman of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi who saw the Minister to her car spoke with newsmen.

“Yes, the party invited her and she has come; we had an opportunity to discuss with the Minister to understand what she said and in what context she said so before we know how to respond. So, when she came, we asked her to explain to us what truly transpired and in what context she said what she said and she did offer explanations. Now, having offered her explanations…and she apologised that if she had put the party in any difficult position, she apologised,” he said

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