Another Buhari Minister disqualified from 2019 governorship election
Aisha Alhassan, the immediate past Minister of Women Affairs, has been screened out of the race for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State, Sahara reporters, has report.
Alhassan resigned her ministerial position in July to pursue her governorship, having come within whiskers of winning the election in 2015 only to see the position go to Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
As the APC candidate in 2015, Alhassan polled 275,966 votes while Ishaku polled 369,318, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), despite leading the original election that preceded a rerun in the areas where voting was cancelled.
Alhassan’s disqualification was communicated to SaharaReporters by Yekini Nabena, acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, following a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), which reviewed the report of the governorship aspirants screening committee.