Hajia Aisha Alhassan, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, has withdrawn her membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This is coming after she resigned as Minister of Women Affairs
In separate letters to the Presidency and her Sarkin-Dawaki ward of the APC in Jalingo, Taraba State, Alhassan attributed her action to “the unfair treatment and grave injustice” meted to her by the party.
The APC membership withdrawal letter titled: “Notification of withdrawal as APC member”, Alhassan recalled that she purchased the nomination form to seek the party’s ticket to contest the Taraba governorship seat.
“I completed and submitted the form and later presented myself for screening, but to my utter dismay, I was declared unqualified. No reason was given as to why I was disqualified.
“I feel I was unfairly treated by the National Working Committee of the APC.
“I feel that grave injustice was done to me. Because of that, I have withdrawn my membership of the party and hereby return the membership card issued to me,” she stated.
The minister, who contested Taraba governorship election in 2015, was on Wednesday disqualified from re-contesting the Taraba governorship election on the APC ticket in 2019 by the party’s Governorship Screening Committee.
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the APC national chairman while giving reasons on Friday in Abuja why the minister was not cleared to contest the party’s ticket at its governorship primary, said she had not been a loyal member.
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