Aisha Alhassan

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Preye Aganaba has said that the minister for women affairs, Aisha Alhassan had the right to air her political views but that she should have reigned from the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari before openly declaring her support for the Presidential ambition of Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking to news men in Abuja today, Thursday, Aganaba stressed the minister had the constitutional right to declare her loyalty to the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, “but I think she is not being fair; if she wants to make such public statement as a serving minister, she should resign her appointment.”

The minister had in a BBC Hausa Service interview said that she would support the former vice president if he decided to contest for the presidency in 2019.

Aganaba, who was a Senatorial candidate on the platform of the party in the 2015 election in Bayelsa, reminded Atiku and his likes that APC would have no choice than to present President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians for re-election in 2019 because the Buhari-led Federal Government is doing well to fix the country’s economy.

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According to him, electricity generation in the country had remarkably improved, while prices of food items and other essentials were also reducing.

“I am not bothered about the economy because that will be fixed; for me, I’m looking at the politics of various zones, because that will determine our winning the election.”

Aganaba expressed optimism that with Buhari as APC candidate in 2019 in spite of his perceived health condition, the party would win the general elections, including presidential.

“I don’t think the president is terminally ill; like every other human being, he fell sick. The difference here is that he is the president, so you begin to hear stories.

“But he is back; I saw him yesterday and he is looking very fresh, at least, he rested very well in Daura.”

Aganaba said that APC leadership had the ability to resolve the crisis at different levels of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Source: NAN. [myad]