The Minister of Minister, Women Affairs And Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan has resigned from the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.
She made this known in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“If I am not qualified to contest election in the APC, I feel I am also not qualified to remain a minister in an APC government,” she said in her letter.
Today, the 29th of September 2018, I wish to transmit to the President my decision to resign as the Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and withdraw my membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC). pic.twitter.com/glR1T4wGu5
— Sen. Jummai Alhassan (@SenAishaAlhassn) September 29, 2018
She also dumped the APC over her disqualification from the primary slated for today, 29th September, 2018.
She disclosed this in a letter she sent to her Ward chairman.
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday spoke on the reasons why the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, and his counterpart in the Ministry of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, were disqualified.
On the case of Hajiya Alhassan, the APC national chairman said the party had issues with her loyalty, following the past uncomplimentary remarks on one of the presidential aspirants. He said the party took the decision after a thorough review of her comments and general attitude, adding that party loyalty is a must in the APC constitution.