The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has declared that he would support former Vice President, Atiku Abubakareven if President Muhammadu Buhari declares to contest in 2019.
Speaking with BBC Hausa, Alhassan explained that her choice of Abubakar was predicated on the fact that the former Vice President is her “godfather.” The Minister, who is popularly called Mama Taraba said:
“Atiku is my godfather even before I joined politics.“And again, Baba Buhari did not tell us that he is going to run in 2019.“Let me tell you today that if Baba said he is going to contest in 2019, I swear to Allah, I will go before him and kneel and tell him that ‘Baba I am grateful for the opportunity you gave me to serve your government as a minister, but Baba just like you know, I will support only Atiku because he is my godfather. If Atiku said he is going to contest.”
In the possibility of losing her job for rooting for Abubakar in 2019, Alhassan said:
“If because of what I said, I am sacked, it will not bother me because I believe in Allah, that my time has elapsed that is why.“Baba is not a mad man like those calling for my sack. They have been sending it and spreading that if Baba sees this I will be sacked.”