MAMA TARABA BOASTS: APC Is Dead In Taraba State With My Exit.

Aisha Alhassan.

Former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, also known as Mama Taraba and governorship candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP) in Taraba State, says she is confident of victory in 2019 general elections with her new platform.


The former senator expressed the optimism on Wednesday in Abuja when she visited the UDP national secretariat with UDP Taraba State Executive to submit the state’s report to the party’s National Chairman, Godson Okoye.

She said it is not the name of the political party that mattered in winning elections in Nigeria, but the structure and followership a politician has in any election.

“Mama Taraba’’,  and her counterpart in the Ministry of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, were disqualified by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship election Screening Committee before the just concluded primaries of the party and according to her, she now has more followers in UDP than she had before because of the injustice that was meted out to her by APC, saying what APC did had turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

She says “APC is just a platform like any other political party, you can win election on any platform as long as you have people from the grassroots and you have the structure.

“It is just the name of our platform that is changed and as far as we are concerned, the followership is still intact, in fact we have more followership now because of the injustice done to me by the APC, we have a lot of sympathies now.