APC Denies Asking Alhassan To Resign
The All Progressives Congress has denied asking Women Affairs Minister, Aisha Alhassan to resign over her recent comments on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party also debunked reports that her appearance at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday, follows a summon.
There were speculations after the end of the meeting, which lasted about two hours, that she has been asked to step down as minister.
But the party’s spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi said the party did not give her any condition.
Abdullahi said the minister had just a meeting with leadership of the party, but “was not asked to resign her position as may be speculated’’.
"No, that did not come up, what we said was that we understood the context in which she said what she said.
"But, it was an act of indiscretion for someone occupying the position she is occupying in the party to make that kind of statement,’’ he explained.
It was, however, gathered that leaders of the party present at Thursday’s meeting expressed shock and bitterness over the minister’s comment.
According to the source, the minister was told that the party can no longer trust her.
The minister has been in the eye-of-the-storm over her comments on her choice of presidential aspirant for the 2019 election.
She had reportedly said that she would support former Vice President Atiku Abubakar if he showed interest in the 2019 presidential race, explaining that the man is her “godfather”.
The comment drew the flak of APC stalwarts, who dubbed it anti-Buhari and anti-party, saying she was disloyal.
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