Aisha Alhassan, who resigned as Minister of Women’s Affair from the Muhammadu Buhari administration on Saturday, has joined a new political party.

Alhassan, widely known as Mama Taraba, joined the United Democratic Party (UDP), and picked the nomination form to contest for the Taraba governorship seat in 2019.

Alhassan, who was disqualified from seeking the APC ticket, alleged that she was dropped by the National Chairman of the APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole.

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“It was not the screening committee that disqualified me; the chairman of the party personally did it.

“But, I have put that behind me. I have moved to the UDP and will seek its ticket to contest the governorship election.

“Oshiomhole has used his powers to deal with me, but it is God that gives power,” she said.

The former minister, who contested the seat in 2015 and lost to PDP’s Darius Ishaku, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to pay more attention to the activities of APC leaders so that their actions would not affect the party’s popularity.

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