APC Meets Over Atiku, Alhassan On Monday
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will meet on Monday over comments made by former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar and Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan.
APC National Vice-Chairman, North-East, Mustapha Salihu, hinted reporters of the planned meeting on Friday.
Atiku had in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) Hausa Service this week said he was being sidelined by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration after he brought the APC to power.
Alhassan, famously known as Mama Taraba, has been under fire following her recent comment that she would support former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar even if President Buhari opted to contest in 2019.
She had said, “And again, Baba Buhari did not tell us that he is going to run in 2019.
“Let me tell you today that if Baba said he is going to contest in 2019, I swear to Allah, I will go before him and kneel and tell him that ‘Baba I am grateful for the opportunity you gave me to serve your government as a minister but Baba just like you know I will support only Atiku because he is my godfather. If Atiku said he is going to contest.”
Reacting to the comments by the two APC chieftains, Salihu described the comments as “misleading” and “aimed at causing division within the party.
“This is a national issue. I think by Monday, we will sit and we will address the matter, but I can assure you that there is no cause for alarm. Our party is intact and on ground,” Salihu said.