Aisha Alhassan popularly known as Mama Taraba, Nigeria’s Minister Of Women Affairs and Social Development has resigned.
Ms. Alhassan on Saturday, September 29, tendered her resignation letter to the president on the ground that she was disqualified from contesting for the All Progressives Congress’ governorship ticket in Taraba State. According to her the action constituted a grave injustice against her since she paid to purchase the form and had been a loyal member of the party since 2014.
She told the president she decided to resign from the cabinet because the APC has effectively disqualified her from being a minister if the party does not find her fit to be a governorship candidate.
Her resignation, which comes two days after the APC screened her out of aspirants who will participate at the party’s governorship primaries on September 30, came months after speculation that she would resign from the cabinet.
See copy of her resignation letter below