APC Says Minister Right To Denounce Buhari

By Ikenga Chronicles September 7, 2017

APC Says Minister Right To Denounce Buhari

The All Progressives Congress Youths have defended Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan for supporting former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s 2019 Presidential ambition.

Recall that Aisha’s recent statement of support for Atiku in 2019 had drawn the anger of many political observers and commentators who accused her of disloyalty to her immediate boss, President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, in a statement signed by its National Secretary, Collins Edwin, the APC Youths Renaissance group said that the minister was right to have remained loyal to Atiku Abubakar whom they described as her benefactor for years.

The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the story making the rounds in the social media accusing the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Aisha Alhassan of disloyalty to the present administration.

“We wish to state categorically that Mrs. Aisha Alhassan has never been found wanting in her job as a Minister and her support for this administration.

“In any case, President Muhammadu Buhari would be very suspicious of Mrs. Aisha Alhassan if she dumps Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who is her benefactor for political correctness.

“Suffice to say that in a nation where politicians are quick to dump the hands that assisted them to get to where they are for political expediency, we commend the rare courage of Mrs. Aisha Alhassan in identifying with her political benefactor instead of acting otherwise.

“Besides, President Muhammadu Buhari has not told anyone that he is interested in seeking re-election in 2019.

“Therefore we are warning those who are trying to destroy our party by raising unnecessary dust to steer clear because APC is a united family where all party faithfuls are expected to respect party leaders of different class and leaning.

“Not even in a situation where the President has not disclosed or declared to anybody that he will recontest in 2019, should anyone accuse Mrs. Alhassan of disloyalty as her support for this administration is very glaring and cannot be questioned.

“Hence, the due respect accorded to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, one of the leaders of our great party by Mrs. Aisha Alhassan is not out of place but a mark of respect to a political father.”