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President Buhari, APC Set to Decide Mama Taraba’s Fate

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Eniola Awokoya

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Deputy Chairman, Segun Oni, says President Muhammadu Buhari and the party will soon take a decision on Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassann aka Mama Taraba.

Oni in an address with newsmen at the Makurdi Airport on Thursday, said the Minister’s declaration of loyalty to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, was considered to be quite shocking.

He added that the party would address the issue at the appropriate time.

“I am surprised that it happened in the first instance, but that is for the President and the party to talk about it at the appropriate time,” he said.

Oni, however, noted that the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan caused serious damage to the Nigerian economy.

“This people (PDP) actually did a horrendous damage to the economy of this country, worse than you can imagine.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, has declared that there is no going back on her decision to support former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s political ambition in 2019.

Alhassan, disclosed her resolve in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa on Thursday when she visited the state house but was unable to meet the Chief of Staff to the president Abba Kyari that she had come to see.

When she was asked about the state of her relationship with President Buhari currently, she said

“How will I know? I have not seen the President but I don’t think the President is a naive person.”

On his part, the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, declined comment on Alhassan’s statements.  “We have no comment at the moment,” he said.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also declined to comment on the matter.

“As I said before, I cannot comment on the issue,” he said.

 

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