Minister of Women Affairs And Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, also known as Mama Taraba according to reports is has left the All Progressive Congress, APC to United Democratic Party, UDP.
According to reports Alhassan resigned on Friday and has gone to pick up her governorship ticket at UDP.
The report of Alhassan’s resignation and move to join the UDP follows the decision of the National Working Committee of the APC to disqualify her from running in the Taraba State governorship election on its platform.
Alhassan, who was disqualified from seeking the APC ticket, alleged that she was dropped by the National Chairman of the APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole.
“It was not the screening committee that disqualified me; the chairman of the party personally did it.
“But, I have put that behind me. I have moved to the UDP and will seek its ticket to contest the governorship election.
“Oshiomhole has used his powers to deal with me, but it is God that gives power,” she said.
The former minister, who contested the seat in 2015 and lost to PDP’s Darius Ishaku, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to pay more attention to the activities of APC leaders so that their actions would not affect the party’s popularity.