Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan has resigned her appointment in the federal cabinet and surrendered her membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a letter of resignation today, Saturday, the embattled Minister complained of being unfairly treated by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC for disqualifying her from contesting the governorship position in her Taraba State.
Aisha Alhassan expressed surprise that the part did not give any reason for her being Disqualified other than just the word “not cleared.”
In the resignation letter, the aggrieved Minister however thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity he gave her in the last three years to serve under his government even as she wished him good health.
Only yesterday, Friday, the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole had said that Aisha Alhassan was disqualified because of divided loyalty.
The embattled Minister’s problem started last year when she declared open support for the presidential ambition of the former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who she said was her political godfather. She had said that even if President Buhari would contest along with Atiku, she would quit her ministerial position to support Atiku.