Influential female politician and the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan a.k.a Mama Taraba, had earlier on Tuesday, met with President Muhamamdu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.
President Buhari & Mama Taraba
A loyalist of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who is also the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, today declined comment on Atiku's defection from the All Progressives Congress.
According to DailyTrust, the minister met with Buhari after she, alongside other cabinet members, had attended the launch of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism.
When approached by State House correspondents for an interview on Atiku's exit from the APC, the minister declined.
Recall that Alhassan had in September, this year, stated that she would support Atiku for the 2019 presidential election.
In an interview with BBC Hausa at that time, she had said that even if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to contest in 2019, she would still support Mr. Abubakar.
“Atiku is my godfather even before I joined politics,” the minister had then stated.